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Unmanned Drones To Deliver Delicious Beverage Relief To Punters At Music Festival

Written by Mike Hohnen on May 8, 2013

The use of unmanned drones is currently a topic of hot debate, but a newly discovered use for the technology is sure to be met with approval by music lovers the world over. Organisers behind South African music festival OppiKoppi have devised a way to deliver perfectly chilled alcoholic beverages to festivalgoers, who now needn’t brave the 4-hour long queue at the bar.

Those supplying alcohol at the event will receive orders from punters via a newly developed smartphone application. Once that’s done, the drinks will be sent across the grounds using GPS where they will locate the thirsty individual, safely releasing the parachute-equipped bevvy into their extended arms like the sweet ambrosia of the gods of old.

No-one’s particularly concerned enough about whether these drones will go all Skynet and kill everyone in attendance at the 3-day festival, but attention has been drawn to the potential risk involved should the parachute not open correctly. Furthermore, should you be hitting up the drone a bit too often, it’s going to get harder and harder to actually catch your drink, and you just know some hero is gonna try a specky off your sunburnt shoulders.

Of course, there’s always the question of whether or not this is just a really, really bad idea in general and a serious misuse of funds and modern technology. Nah – it’s convenient, dammit! We truly hope this works well and eventually catches on for Australian festivals. Bout damn time.

(Via Medical Daily)

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