Drones and such
Why remote controlled aerial devices are kind of the reason I work at Freshleaf, and a fly-on-the-wall view of the Freshleaf offices.
When I first interviewed with Freshleaf, one of the reasons I was keen to land the job was that when I showed up at the office, a number of the staff were busily engaged in trying (relatively unsuccessfully) to fly a remote controlled helicopter out of the window over Wimborne square. I don’t know - it just kinda seemed like it would be a good place to work.
Fast forward eight years, and yesterday’s big news was that Amazon has got approval for trials of delivering goods by drone – triggering a certain amount of public speculation about the wisdom of allowing unmanned craft to fly around our skies. The possibility for creepy surveillance and the chance of damage to people and property vs… 30 minute deliveries! No contest. Just a few logisitical and regulatory issues to overcome and we’ll all be installing landing pads in our back gardens; and getting 'missed delivery' notes something like the one in this tweet:
And in the meantime, although we’ve had some new faces at Freshleaf in the 8 years I’ve been here, in many ways it hasn’t changed that much. This morning we had not one but two remote airborne devices in the office, scaring the bejeezus out of Lesley and taking some - admittedly slightly shaky - footage of the Freshleaf office.