For all the potential harm brought on by technological advances, there is always a bright side — and drones are no different. Though this incredible infographic provides a glimpse of the pitfalls of drone use (an estimated 3,115 Pakistanis killed since 2004, only 2 percent believed to be high-value targets, etc.,) all is right in the world: a summer concert in South Africa plans to deliver beer to attendees via unmanned aerial vehicles.
Yup, you read that right. Beer drones.
The OppiKoppi Music Festival, held in the Limpopo Province of South Africa every August, is testing a “pilot” program this year that will allow concertgoers to order canned brews on their cellphones.
The mechanics of delivery are fairly simple. Upon receipt of an order, a manually piloted, beer-equipped drone will be dispatched to the phone coordinates and hover over the customer. A claw releases the beer and voila!: a can of ice-cold beer served on a parachute platter. The parachute floats the beers down, and the customer retrieves it from the ground.