Drone Delivers Beer at Music Festival in South Africa: “It’s an almost Biblical thing that beer is dropping from the sky”

Posted by on Aug 08, 2013 at 7:15 pm

We have seen the future. And it brings beer.

Carel Hoffmann, director of the Oppikoppi festival held on a dusty farm in the country’s northern Limpopo province, said the app registers the position of users using the GPS satellite chips on their phones.

“The delivery guys have a calibrated delivery drone. They send it to the GPS position and drops it with a parachute,” he explained.

The drone was built in South Africa and nicknamed “Manna” after the Old Testament-story of bread that fell from the sky to feed the Israelites travelling through the desert following their exodus from Egypt.

“It’s an almost Biblical thing that beer is dropping from the sky,” said Hoffmann.

They might want to consider delivering food.

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