Proving that drones aren't just for carrying cameras, Japanese firm MicroAd has launched Sky Magic — UAVs carrying LED lights synchronized to accompanying audio create an overhead light show in three dimensions. In this video, creative director Tsuyoshi Takashiro coordinated more than 20 MIDI-controlled UAVs with more than 16,000 lights in a "drone ballet" to the tune of the Oyamakai shamisen ensemble.

MicroAd said drones will eventually be able to fly in formation to create logos, words, shapes, pictures and even video in the sky. But stay tuned — the company predicts this "drastic change" will occur "20 years down the road."