If there is one thing that ruins a September Sunday more than watching your team blow a huge lead and lose spectacular fashion, it’s watching your team blow a huge lead, lose spectacular fashion only to discover you have run out of beer. After a few drinks, driving to the store is no longer an option, so what’s a responsible (yet thirsty) football fan to do?
Luckily for all of all of us who enjoy a good drink, drones might be the future of beer deliveries. Though the FAA currently still bans commercial drone use, companies like Google and Anheuser-Busch are gearing up for this potential industry to open.
On August 28th, Google X, the creators of Google Glass, announced their newest endeavor, “Project Wing,” which will be a commercial drone delivery system.
Last weekend, Bud Light decided to test out their new beer delivery system in Crested Butte, Colorado, also known as “Whatever, USA” a fictional town Bud Light renamed for their “Whatever, USA festival.”
Though the festival may sound simple-minded (the town name alone can attest to that) the drone technology was actually fairly advanced. Developers Robert Navoli and Frederico Treu used a drone paired with Google Glass to allow Navoni to monitor the drone as it flew from the cooler to a beacon somewhere in the town.
So, in theory, you could carry the beacon with you at all times and have your thirst quenched with the push of a button.
Anheuser-Busch isn’t the first company to take their drones on a booze run. The Marquee Day Club pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Casino will bring a bottle of Ciroc to you poolside for the small price of $20,000.
So to be clear, for that small price you could buy not only multiple bottles of Ciroc, but also your own drone to go with it.
After all that booze, people are surely going to want a snack, right?
Recently, at an Idaho high school football game, a drone delivered BBQ to fans in the stands. Pending the FAA’s legislation, the future of partying could be changed forever. Drunk people everywhere will rejoice as their new best friend, the drone, makes all their very necessary runs… so long as they don’t knock it out of the sky.