Did you know the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary?

Sigh. Prepare for loads of credulous coverage, matching the wave of reporting on the Pirate Bay's stoned suggestion that "we're going to use, er....GPS drones!....to file-trade from the sky. With Raspberry Pi." 

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Comment by Greg Fletcher on March 22, 2012 at 6:51pm

Dude, I'm starvin. Sky tacos from my I-phone is dripping with awsomeness, dude.

Comment by David M Eno on March 22, 2012 at 7:17pm

This is only the best idea ever! 

Comment by anfroholic on March 22, 2012 at 7:39pm
Please Chris, be careful not be too hasty by suggesting anyone who thinks "physical transport by drone" must be smoking something. Please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B3E4OOuGDk [13min] where Andreas Raptopoulos makes a pretty compelling, economic/viability case that this not only could, but should be done.
Comment by Andrew Rabbitt on March 22, 2012 at 8:21pm

someone's got to get written into history as the guy who told Orville and Wilbur that it won't fly...

Comment by Cliff-E on March 22, 2012 at 9:51pm

Wow, we had a pizza idea similarly...maybe in 10yrs...

Beat us to it...

Comment by David M Eno on March 22, 2012 at 9:58pm

It's not that it isn't possible to deliver something using a drone.  It just lacks something in the area of feasibility currently.  You would need a wide open space for the drone to drop off the pizza, or you would probably start losing drones and pizzas.  If people were willing to pay for a rooftop drone landing site that would be cool.  I can see couriers using drones for point to point deliveries during rush hour in a city.        

Comment by robert bouwens on March 22, 2012 at 11:33pm

april fool

Comment by Gary Mortimer on March 23, 2012 at 12:44am

Its for sure an April Fool, it did raise a smile though. Beats me how a business model could make a case for delivering a $5 item with a really expensive thing.

Comment by Rob Watkiss on March 23, 2012 at 1:32am

Really expensive? Compared to a car and driver this is comparatively cheap!

Oh I wish this was real...

Comment by Rob Watkiss on March 23, 2012 at 1:40am

Whois research shows its registered to one 'Stars Simpson', if you'd like to get in touch their email is stars@mit.edu (which is awesome).


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