Of Course a Beer-Delivering Drone Is in the Works
While Outside Lands and the Great GoogaMooga might have dibs on the best beer selections at music festivals, they don't have drones delivering cans to the exact spot you're standing. Perhaps this is where South African music festival OppiKoppi takes the edge?
According to this video (and the festival's Twitter feed), festival officials are working to create a beer-delivery drone system, which will parachute a beer to specific coordinates. Currently, the drone is hand-guided, but it will eventually fly on a GPS grid.
Come this August, festival-goers will then be able to order beer from their phones to the District 9 campsite, which is just about perfect. Of course, we wish beer would just materialize as we're huddled up in the front, waiting for our favorite band to take the stage, but we imagine that any beer-delivering device from air will result in bonked heads, lost beer, and ensuing fights over who has the right to that brew. Beer delivered to the campsites works, though. Now if only tacos were drone-delivered, too.