HuffPo- Ladies and gentlemen, we have taco liftoff! The world's first Tacocopter made an historic flight of about five feet this weekend, marking perhaps the first time ever that a taco was flown through the air via remote control counter-rotor helicopter. The Tacocopter prototype was constructed by an early-stage web startup of the same name, whose brilliant idea to deliver tacos ordered via smartphone using a fleet of drone helicopters became an Internet sensation earlier this year, winning the attention of everyone from Aziz Ansari to Stephen Colbert. Flying in the face of reports that Tacocopter was a hoax, the Tacocopter team had a raucous launch party (Get it? Launch party???) in Hong Kong to celebrate its prototype taco-delivery drone's test flight. Here is some amateur video of the abbreviated flight, along with a look at Tacocopter's latest innovation, a high-velocity sour cream cannon for rapid-fire taco preparation.
Honestly, I applaud the initiative, it seems like a good idea and all, but it is quite literally the last thing we need as a society.
I've got a Chinese food driver that comes to my house once a week, and gets lost every single time. Makes the same goofy smile and wave when he gets there apologizing for being late...we're on a first name basis, guy still can't remember my house...Now ask yourself, do you really believe that Edgar Suarez is going to be able to navigate, via remote control, a toy helicopter to my front door and successfully drop off my burrito?
I don't think so. Call me a doubting Thomas all you want, but I just don't think we're there as a society...in fact, Mexican delivery places around here are rare enough on their own, and we're talking the traditional method. How about we work on that before we start training these guys to steal drones carrying weaponized beef, beans, and rice.
PS: This is potentially the best thing ever to happen to Pigeons.