I woke up this morning to news about coffee drones.
IBM has a patent on drones that would not only deliver coffee on demand (by app), but could also sense when you need coffee most and delivery proactively (using info from your Fitbit, etc).
In other words, the drones could send you coffee before you even realize how badly you need it.
I need this. We all do.
But it's probably not going to actually happen. (WHAT?!)
From USA TODAY:
"IBM encourages our researchers to pursue their interests even though not all of their inventions become commercial products," spokeswoman Amanda Carl said in an email. "By publishing their inventions as patents, we give our researchers the recognition they deserve and make their work public, so it can inspire new innovations."
I think I may cry. You finally come up with something a drone can do that I might actually be completely fascinated by and eager to try... and then you tell me you're just getting the patent so you can show the kinds of ideas you've come up with and inspire more ideas....
But I need more coffee!!
The artwork on this IBM coffee drone patent (!) is literally incredible pic.twitter.com/s6EJQqTupq— Parker Higgins (@xor) August 22, 2018
The future is here — coffee delivered by drone through an app.— Michael McCormack (@M_McCormackMP) August 20, 2018
Introducing Wing, an innovative drone delivery company currently testing in south Canberra. pic.twitter.com/ulYaoHmMQ7
This gif is everything. Oh, and more details in the story....
If there is one thing a lifetime of sci-fi consumption has taught me its... there’s no way this could POSSIBLY GO WRONG. *unleashes hordes of coffee drones*— Dan Malmon (@dmalmon) August 22, 2018
(Cover photo: USA TODAY)