OK, yeah, we’re not actually sure what the scientific opposite of a bomb is. But still, go with it:
The startup, Zipline, wants to use drones to deliver medical supplies to Rwanda. They’d be working with UPS and a vaccine distributer called Gavi to deploy, according to Wired, a “fleet of drones” in the impoverished nation. Zipline says its goal is 15 drones making 150 deliveries every day to 21 different locations throughout the western part of Rwanda. The government there recently approved what Wired called “remarkably progressive” guidelines for drone use, and is working with Zipline on the project.
So, of course, we’re still a little skeptical about drones flying our groceries to us and getting in the way of NFL game. And, the prospect of drone military strikes is deeply concerning. But this is very cool—and it could be very important. You can watch Wired’s brief video about Zipline here. Discuss