This final note in which we’ve seen the future and it tases you from the air. There’s a company that makes drones showing its wares down at SXSW, in Austin, Texas.
Drones with tasers on them. And, of course, they had to demonstrate their product. So they got an intern to volunteer to be zapped by the thing.
It’s called the Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone.
The company’s slogan for the drone: “Amazon delivers packages. We deliver 80,000 volts of awesome.”
It should be noted that the company says: “Chaotic Moon built CUPID to raise awareness of technology that’s outpacing everything from regulatory agencies to social norms. We have no plans to develop drone type or commercialize this in any way.”
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