Picture this: You’re at the park, playing with your dog, and an overwhelming hunger cripples you. God you need some tacos, but the nearest joint is 3 miles away, and they don’t like dogs. Don’t worry bro, TacoCopter is here to rescue you from your perils. Well it might be. I have no idea if this thing is real or not, but everything inside of me wants it to be because it combines three of my favorite things: robots, iPhone apps, and tacos. TacoCopter is a website that claims to a be a startup in San Francisco that will use magical flying robots to deliver tacos to your location.
TacoCopter’s premise is pretty simple – users fire up an iPhone app to order order up some scrumptious tacos, and in a few minutes a funky looking quadrocopter will deliver their order using the GPS coordinates it received from the iPhone. It’s the best thing to happen to food delivery since the 30-minutes-or-it’s-free policy adopted by pizza shops.
The entire thing sounds too good to be true, and it’s probably just a joke, but this is what my life needs right now.There are a few problems with the logistics of this operation that will need to be overcome before tacos rain down from the sky and fall in my mouth. What if someone just steals the drone and the tacos? What if it hits a plane? Will a flock of migrating geese smell my delicious shrimp tacos and pluck them out the sky, leaving me famished and dying in the park?
I dunno. I’m sure these hurdles can be overcome in the future, and hopefully one day we’ll have a real life TacoCopter, or maybe someone will hurry up and invent teleportation so I can have a Chipotle burrito on my desk whenever I desire.
What do you think? Is the TacoCopter a cool idea that you’d like to see in the real world?