By: Nate James
A Virginia town is the first to have some of its packages delivered by drones.
In a scene that must resemble something from “The Jetsons,” Christiansburg, Virginia became the guinea pig for drone deliveries this week as “Wing,” a Google affiliate, began delivering FedEx and Walgreens packages.
The AP reports: “The drones will start with a flying radius of about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from Wing’s distribution facility in Christiansburg. The drones are capable of flying a 12-mile (19-kilometer) round trip, and Wing expects to widen its radius eventually, though it did not give a timeline for expansion.”
Why It Matters:
The advent of drone deliveries means the way our world – and economy – functions could change dramatically. Fewer cars, trucks, and people will be needed to do jobs they’ve done for decades.
“I didn’t think I would live that long or it wouldn’t come in my lifetime, I’m thrilled.”
Nate James writes from Texas.