A small “unidentified flying object” that has been seen over Shanghai’s Huangpu River in recent days has been revealed to be a remote controlled plane being used to deliver cakes, reported Shanghai-based news website eastday.com.
There is so much that could be said about this. I want to theorize on the future of delivery service, automated systems which replace people, the likelihood of accidents such as things falling out of the drone, and whether the technology will be able to overcome the fact that it still requires a live human to drive and deliver food properly.
But my really, truly first thought? If we’re being honest?
It was, “Huh. How ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service‘ of them.”