Traveller: Drone Racing
Thinking about new careers got me thinking about my last book of careers: Foreven Worlds: Careers Beyond the Claw, specifically the athlete career. I designed it with auto racing in mind, putting a vehicle sports assignment. However, it got me thinking about what other ways the sport could change in the future.
Which brings me to drone racing. Similar to how boxing and UFC compare to battle bots, drone racing can be the more dangerous version of auto racing. If a drone gets torn apart, the audience cheers; meanwhile, people still have shrines to Dale Earnhardt. With drones zipping around, you can have obstacle courses that move and change. The drones can get shot at or shoot at each other. Various power ups and ammunition can be grabbed mid-race. It feel like a real life Mario Kart. Put it in space with artificial gravity and you can have a genuine Rainbow Road.