On Sunday, while you were sitting on your butt doing nothing, 15-year-old Luke Bannister took first place in the first-ever World Drone Prix. For his effort Bannister took home $250,000 in prize money, a quarter of the $1 million purse.
Drone racing is an increasingly popular sport (sport?) in which pilots use video goggles hooked up to a camera on the drone in order to pilot it in first-person. The video of the crafts whipping around at high-speed is reminiscent of podracing (proving once and for all that The Phantom Menace was a good movie ahead of its time).
Bannister’s winnings are the largest yet for the sport, which has already started forming leagues and pro teams.