Inside Googleâ€™s Secret Drone-Delivery Program
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
The Australian test flight and 30 others like it conducted in mid-August are the culmination of the first phase of Project Wing, a secret drone program thatâ€™s been running for two years at Google X, the companyâ€™s whoa-inducing, long-range research lab.
Though a couple of rumors have escaped the Googleplexâ€”becauseÂ of courseGoogle must have a drone-delivery programâ€”Project Wingâ€™s official existence and substance were revealed today. Iâ€™ve spent the past week talking to Googlers who worked on the project, reviewing video of the flights, and interviewing other people convinced delivery by drone will work.Â
Taken with the companyâ€™s other robotics investments, Googleâ€™s corporate posture has become even more ambitious. Google doesnâ€™t just want to organize all the worldâ€™sÂ information. Google wants to organize allÂ the world.
Brace yourselves. The Google Robots are everywhere.
Yep, the future is here and google owns it.
That doesn't sound so great for the rest of us.