Flying beer? 12 odd things drones deliver

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren't just for the military. Here are a dozen weird ways drones are already being deployed to deliver everything from pills to pizza.

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Jun 11, 2014 7:40AM
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Drones are nothing new since model airplanes are drones and they have been used for years to send drugs over the border. What is new is these helicopter type computer controlled land anywhere drones that people see as a delivery service. That is until one kills a bystander when a blade fails or when one downs a aircraft cause of an "oops" on the operators part. Not to mention that like a military drone a explosive or chemical  payload is a easy do. So now the questions are do you really want to a 767 to go down on  finial approach when its engine eats one of these ? How about a biological attack at a MLB  baseball game ? A hit on a witness in a murder trail ? Just a thought of what may happen that's all.
Jun 13, 2014 11:30PM
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I think they'll make great skeet tragets.
Jun 11, 2014 1:00AM
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Drones? I believe it's time to close the curtains and turn out the lights. You can keep the beer.
Jun 11, 2014 9:43AM
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With all the pizza, beer, and Amazon deliveries that occur every day - our sky is going to be filled with more drones than there are mosquitoes in the Everglade's swamp.   Who is going to be the "Controller"?   Are Domino Pizza drones going to cross paths with Amazon drones?  Too many questions to see this as being feasible in the near future.
Jun 11, 2014 12:58AM
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Iran must love the thought of all the freedoms we in America enjoy, including drone ownership without question. Yes, anybody can buy a drone, but what or how you use it makes it more interesting. Believe me, Americans don't want to have their lives made too interesting by drone abuse. But, it will happen. We will let it happen.
Jun 11, 2014 12:33AM
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So drones will be delivering substance's in canister's for ingestion by the populace? Wow! No immigrant drones allowed!
Jun 10, 2014 7:30PM
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And just how will they prevent drones from flying over the white house?
Jun 15, 2014 6:49AM
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One comes into my backyard,  I will introduce it to a nice aluminum baseball bat >:)
Jun 10, 2014 8:55PM
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The freakin thing would have to be the size of a helicopter to deliver a case of beer.  The weight alone of a case would make it rediculous to try.  They could use smaller ones to deliver an ounce of weed or some blow to customers.  If they don't do that already.
Jun 11, 2014 12:49AM
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America, meet the new delivery aircraft used in the near future to deliver the explosives to terrorize the Nation. Compliments of the American Government letting this get started. Obama has opened a can of worms. Who says he can't be a target now?
Jun 11, 2014 12:54AM
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Just like allowing the enemy to immigrate here(Muslims), we now are allowing a new breed of terror machine to be purchased and armed to deliver hostile blows against American Christian citizens. What a great Country we have become. It is just a matter of time. Can you say "dirty bomb" boys and girls?
Jun 11, 2014 9:19AM
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This is just part of the ongoing campaign to make these devices more appealing and acceptable to the public. Any data collected by them will become available to any interested party or agency, as is true for ANY data that is digitized. Keeping how you vote "secret" is as meaningless as keeping your affiliations, medical condition and even how you think a secret.

 

Think of this the next time your doctor, his/her fingers poised above the keyboard, asks you questions about your personal behavior, then think about that neural net software you just purchased to monitor your  brain activity. By all means, put THAT data in the cloud. "Your" data is not your data. Period.

Jun 11, 2014 11:12AM
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How long before an "ask your doctor" ad shows pills being delivered by a drone?  drone bounces pain pills down the chimney to old man in bed.  Next scene.  Drone flying off, old man running out the door waving "bye" to it.
Jun 11, 2014 12:40PM
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First of all drones will not be economically feasible. They will not be flying a six pack of beer to your door - sorry.

It is optimistic science fiction, just like they told people 50 years ago that in the year 2000 we would all be driving flying cars and flying around in jet packs. It makes a good story but that's all it is. Just because someone says something does mean it's true or going to happen.

Second of all, will you nitwits please stop turning every single conversation into a school boy tantrum about our president.  Are you really annoyed that he's campaigning? Every single politician is campaigning every single second of their life.....that's what they do, it's in their blood.

Third of all, all presidents take vacation. Our previous one took a total of 1020 vacation days. Bill Clinton took 174, and of course a few cigar breaks too......

Fourth of all. Racist remarks like the ones BeingHonest posts are just sad. It's really a cry for help. Your life isn't going well so you have to put someone else down.  The only one who is responsible for your low self esteem is yourself. Stop blaming others for your shortcomings.

Jun 13, 2014 11:27PM
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Very interesting and it checks ID?
Jun 11, 2014 11:53AM
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So who's going to be the 21st century Scarface and start a non-prescription drug drone delivery service?

Jun 10, 2014 6:54PM
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Really MSN......how about some real issues!!!  How about Hillary Clinton's claim on being broke???  How about the 5 Taliban who were exchanged for the American soldier.  How about the IRS still targeting conservative groups.  So many more real issues!!!
Jun 13, 2014 11:07PM
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Flying beer? *hiccup* How does one go about having a nice cold one flown in? Just got my 56th DUI and this time the judge has banned me to the trailer! *hiccup* That old lady of mine better start working more jobs, cause my knees have seen their better days *hiccup*
Jun 11, 2014 7:17AM
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Not a good idea,we shall see what happens going forward.Good Day
Jun 15, 2014 12:04PM
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The first drone (of ANY kind) that flies over my property here in Arizona, will be considered a threat to my personal security, and it will be that drones LAST flight.
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