Bottle Service by Drone
Although only five months young, dronologista blog has grown and needs a new attire.
As of 1st of September, dronologista.com moves to a new hosting, new address and slightly changes the appearance . Content will remain the same, and dronologista will continue to provide information about non-military drones only.
Summer party by the pool, lot of half-naked, inebriated, twenty somethings having the ‘time of their life’. All of a sudden, a large octocopter comes buzzing down (although you cannot hear the sound of propellers because of the pumpin’ music), with a bucket and a bottle of champagne. That, in short, describes the scene that happened couple a days a go, at The Marquee Dayclub in Las Vegas.
The drone bottle delivery service is not for free though. If you are a guest of the club, and want to impress whomever you want to impress with this service, you’ll have to shell out a trivial amount of $20.000. After Stoney Roads covered this story, Deadmou5 had a great comment on his twitter as you can see below.
Vulgarization of drones is a part of the proliferation of unmanned vehicles technology, it happened to every technology that once was new and hype (just think about phones with cameras), and it is sort of normal part in the product life cycle.
What is worrying in this particular example is that someone thought that combining flying machine with an estimated take-off weight of 5kg, with unprotected, rotating blades, and a bunch of drunk, carefree people is actually a good commercial idea. This kind of irresponsible behavior stigmatized drones in the first place, and it is no wonder that general public perceives delivery drones as a threat.
There was no accident this time at The Marquee Club, but it is just a matter of time before something bad happens. When that happens, dronologista will cover the story, just as it covered this accident.
And if you need to deliver a bottle of champagne using a drone, do it with style, like guys from Plus de Bulles did.