Would You Trust a Drone to Walk Your Dog?

The Citizen's Guide to the Future
May 21 2014 10:32 AM

Would You Trust a Drone to Walk Your Dog?

People always want technology to make things easier at home. Microwaves, garage door remotes, and Clappers all come out of that venerable tradition. And this parody video from Cuties N Fuzzies shows where things could be going next. If drones are on their way to delivering beer and making music, they should be doing other stuff around the house, too. Domesticate the drones!

But having a drone walk your dog sounds problematic. There are just so many things that could go wrong, and getting the drone to clean up your pet’s mess is the least of the potential problems. Furthermore, why do you even have a dog if you don't want to spend time going on walks? A drone to walk your robodog makes much more sense.

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