The Lily Drone Camera is Terrifyingly Awesome

As a society, we love taking pictures of ourselves. The selfie has become a part of everyday culture, and we love sharing photos of ourselves on Instagram and Facebook and Pinterest (is Pinterest still a thing?)

The creation of the GoPro camera kicked things up a few notches by allowing us to create videos of ourselves doing stupid things. And now, the Lily is taking things to the next level.

The Lily, for lack of a better term, is a drone camera that follows you. You wear an included tracking device, throw the Lily in the air, and it follows you around while recording everything you do in glorious 1080p, 60 frames per second video. Seriously: it's a helicopter that floats around, following the tracking device, and filming everything you're doing.

The battery only lasts about 20 minutes, which isn't very much. But consider that you're getting high-definition video out of this thing. And also consider that it's a HELICOPTER DRONE VIDEO CAMERA THAT TRACKS YOUR MOVEMENTS AND VIDEOS YOU. It has the ability to film in 120 fps for slow-motion video, though the quality drops down to 720p in order to compensate for the extra frames. And it can also take still pictures of your spectacular fall from your bicycle as you attempt to jump the homemade ramp the neighborhood kids made.

Imagine, if you will, this thing floating over your shoulder at the poker table? Talk about mind games.

The Lily is available for pre-order now. It'll cost you $499, and there's no delivery date specified. But if you're looking for the very latest in technology you can use to film yourself being awesome, $499 seems like chump change.

What do you think?