Wie weet gaan drones ook in Ndiza bloed en plasma brengen. Superinteressante ontwikkeling. En duidelijk een geval van de wet van de remmende voorsprong.
In October 2014 I wrote about how drones could be a leapfrog technology. A year later, plans were unveiled for the world’s first drone port, to be build in Rwanda. A year on again, and Rwanda clocks up another milestone: the world’s first regular commercial drone flights are underway.
When I last looked in on this story, the Rwandan government was drawing up a legal framework for drone flights, and a commercial partner was needed to take on the task of regular flights. Both of those things are now in place. The Rwandan government has done its legislative homework, and tasked an American company called Zipline to operate the drones. No word yet on Norman Foster’s drone port, but I see the concept for it was tested earlier this year at the Venice Biennale, so presumably it’s on its way.
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