My chum Rick Curl dropped into my office this morning to retrieve his great-grandfather's scrapbook (see Wading through the sand of time).
One of the things we've discussed in the past is my desire to build a quadcopter – or maybe a hexacopter – or possibly (dare I say it) an octocopter. I'd like to mount a really good digital camera to it and take interesting pictures of things.
Well, Rick regaled me with a website he'd found that explains how Dominos is testing a pizza delivery drone called the "Domicopter" – the idea is that this very tasty octocopter can rush your pizza to your house a lot faster than a guy driving a car, plus you wouldn’t have to tip (Click Here to read the full story).
But wait, there's more – Rick also tells me that a Japanese restaurant chain called Yo!Sushi
is experimenting with a quadcopter that delivers sushi to your table (Click Here
to read this story).
Can you imagine a future in which the skies (and restaurants) are jam-packed with these little rascals? I wonder what my dear old dad would have thought about this. I've said it before and I'll say it again… we certainly do live in interesting times…
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