More proof that we are living in a future no one could have seen decades ago: this footage of all five New York City boroughs was shot with a drone. Not only is the final product breathtaking, so is the fact the high quality of the footage and the precision flying involved in getting the footage.

It also seems to be a proof of concept for drone manufacturers who have been lobbying for movie makers to take advantage of the capabilities of the machines.

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Not that there aren't some new difficulties posed by using the drone, as the behind-the-scenes video shows:

[via Anil Dash on Twitter]