As cool as this beer deliver drone seems, it would be an unmitigated disaster, and you can’t tell me otherwise.
Technology is meant to improve our lives, and make everyday tasks easier, but sometimes I think it gets a little ahead of itself. We’re clearly seeing that with artificial intelligence, and self-driving cars, and now this small drone with the capability of delivering a singular beer.
Now I won’t be the old man yelling at the sky saying that technology is becoming too much, or saying it will lead to the end of the world. I’m actually a fan of most advancements, and I could certainly see food and drink delivery via drone being very helpful.
It’s already making a huge difference at one of Michael Jordan’s golf courses, where you order a meal or drink from the clubhouse and they fly it out to you with a drone wherever you are out on the course. Playing at that course is now on my bucket list, only so I can drink a beer that was flown out to me.
But there’s something about this beer drone that gives off big “yeah that’s not going to work” vibes. Based upon the video, it looks like it’s meant to deliver a drink to someone in the bar, and let me provide a couple of reasons why that’s not going to work. We’ll call it the Triple D’s (don’t sue us Guy Fieri):
Drink Stealers: someone that didn’t order the drink is just going to do the ole “don’t mind if I do” and grab the beverage off the flying drone.
Don’t Trust That It Won’t Spill: in the clip below, the drone device is flying a draft beer that’s in an open container, and I know it was successful in the clip, but there’s just no way that happens on a regular basis (unless it delivers bottles).
Drunk People: always the most destructive variable in any situation, drunk people are going to mess with this drone delivery method. Whether they are trying to grab it, knock it over, or completely destroy the drone, it’s not going to end well.
At the end of the day, everyone loves a shower beer, but not a lot of people like to get showered in beer. This drone device is going to have to work some kinks out before it can be trusted, but give it a couple of years and I guarantee this will be the regular way you get beer at bars.