Drone-Based Aerial Hammock

I saw this unusual item on Twitter:

I immediately thought about this invention from the fertile imagination of Jack Vance. In his 1952 story The Kokod Warriors, he describes a way to gently observe the countryside - the kite-copter car:

The observation vehicle was of that peculiar variety used in conveying a large number of people across rough terrain. The car proper was suspended by a pair of cables from the kite-copter which flew five hundred feet overhead. The operator, seated in the nose of the car, worked pitch and attack by remote control, and so could skim quietly five feet over the ground, hover over waterfalls, ridges, ponds, other areas of scenic beauty with neither noise nor the thrash of driven air to disturb the passengers.

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