The future is now, at least when it comes to delivering snacks to hungry golfers in Japan.
Japanese electronic service and Internet company Rakuten is testing a new service at the Camel Golf Resort in Chiba that would allow golfers to use their smartphones to order snacks and small golf items to be delivered via flying drones to anywhere on the course.
Here's a video demonstration of how it works:
According to the news release, it's a one-month trial beginning May 9. The drones are reportedly very stable, even in strong winds.
While the whole idea sounds pretty cool from a nerd's perspective, you have to wonder if the drones will become more than a minor distraction. Imagine lining up for a putt and having one of these buzz overhead.