Today I read that Dublins National Digital Research Centre is amoungst the top 2.5 percent start-up incubators in the World! Fantastic.
This morning I read about the United States of America banning (temporarily) quadcopters from public areas including large national parks. Here in Ireland we like to think outside the box and find more creative ways to use these mini- drones.
Recently I read about Amazons Jeff Bezos researching delivering to customers by Quadcopters but it seems its back in the research lab as we have not had any recent updates.
Today I read about real down to earth Irish Entrepreneurial spirit whereby a local organisation – with prisoners welfare at heart – have been experimenting with delivering directly to prisoners in a Dublin prison. Think of the savings, no requirement to have items scanned, recorded, paperwork, checking, and all that takes up so much time of prison officers valuable time, just a directly delivery via quadcopter of some recreational drugs ( nothing heavy – naturally – as this quadcopter has limits to what it can carry).
Clearly in its early days or a Beta.1 version as a lot of Irish inventiveness went into this whereby the control operator loaded his lightweight quadcopter with some small packages and using its onboard camera guided it over the wall into Wheatfield Prison and was in the process of identifying the person waiting for the delivery in the prison yard when the quadcopter became entangled in some wires ( placed over all Irish prisons – following an embarrasing Helicopter breakout in 1973) – and the quadcopter crash landed in the prison yard and a number of prisoners rushed to help clean up the mess created from this crash landing.
Whats important to remember here the lateral thinking minds that comes up with such uses for quadcopters and how can we focus on getting these great Irish Innovators working with Jeff Bezos to exploit this home delivery service to the maximum so everyone benefits
If you happen to have any contact with either Jeff Bezos or any his team at Amazon or anyone at the Irish National Digital Research Centre or soon to be Prisoner 3457X678 of Wheatfield Prison Ireland – and you can put them all in touch, you could be doing a great service to all our futures. So go on, make that call and be part of something that gets these great creative minds working together……..
Its a new high – for Irish creativity and inventiveness.