A drone-filled future appears to be coming. At this point, it seems inevitable. What’s still unknown, however, is whether these miniature flying devices will find a way to make our lives better or simply turn our airspace into a dystopian nightmare. Well, if you’re looking for a reason to believe in the former instead of the latter, here’s some very positive drone news: Google and Chipotle have teamed up to deliver burritos by drone. Drone burritos don’t sound very dystopian to me!
The collaboration is part of Project Wing, a drone project within Google’s larger X lab. CNN Money reports the experiment will only be taking place at Virginia Tech University, only within a small closed site on campus during a small window of time. Still, that brief amount of time sounds like it will really kick ass, with students and employees in the chosen test site being able to order Chipotle burritos on a kiosk and then watch as an autonomous drone flies over and delivers the grub to them by lowering it via a tether. You haven’t eaten a burrito until you’ve eaten a burrito that was lowered on a tether.