In which Silicon Valley becomes the Wonka Factory

I’m not hating, I love creativity and game-changing ideas.  But TacoCopter?  Are you serious?

Meanwhile, the creators of TacoCopter, a service for delivering tacos with drone-like miniature helicopters, would love to have their idea taken so seriously.

After the project’s website got noticed in March, comedian Stephen Colbert and others treated it as a farce, and tech-news site Wired.com called it “completely fake.” (A Wired spokesman declined to comment.) Federal regulations prohibit commercial use of such devices.

But the creators say that they fully intend to launch the venture once the law changes, and one of them recently held a test flight overseas with the help of some fans. (The test aircraft crashed seconds after the taco was placed on board.)

“There’s a viable business model, because people need things delivered, whether it’s tacos or burgers or beers,” says co-creator Dustin Boyer. “And flying is always faster than driving.”

Will people be funding this just to have a laugh?

Source:

Appsurd: In Silicon Valley, It’s Hard to Make a Joke (WSJ)

 

 

 

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