Someday robot soldiers may decide when and whom to kill on the battlefield and pizzas may arrive via unmanned helicopters, says VITA's Ray Alderman.
When it didn't give me nightmares, Ray's newsletter provided a few belly laughs. I don't know where he finds these stories, but I loved the one about Domino's Pizza testing eight-rotor UAV helicopters to deliver pizza in the UK.
I expect business would spike for the sheer novelty of seeing the copter arrive. Two problems: I live in an apartment complex, so will it know to fly up to my second-floor deck? If it does, do I tip it?
Ray's Texas-style humor saunters into the room with another funny story (where does he find these things?):
Drone delivery of pizza could be problematic in the western states of the US. A small town in Colorado, Dear Trail, is considering issuing drone hunting licenses, permits to residents allowing them to legally shoot down small drones. The town will pay a bounty to any permitted hunter who brings the downed drone to the police station. The article doesn't state whether the drone hunter gets to keep the pizza if it's a Domino's Pizza-copter.
If you thought the mobile Internet economy was strange, just wait for the dron-onomy!