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Richard Branson jumps on the Drone bandwagon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by derrickduff, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. derrickduff

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    That is encouraging news if Branson is putting serious money into a drone company. I'd like to see Elon Musk start a UAV company, since he's already a big proponent of electric vehicles.

    I bet if Steve Jobs were still alive he'd be all over "iDrones" and thinking of cool ways to use them. A dunce like Tim Cook aint got time for drones --- he spends all his time figuring out ways to copy Samsung's innovations.

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    I agree. With Google buying up all these robotic and drone start ups it's odd that Apple is still stuck on smart phones.

    You get a general idea where each company is going if you look at their acquisitions. In 2013 Apple was obviously focused on Maps... which was a failure. You see several robotics firms from Google in the same time. A couple AI companies with Google and facial/ gesture recognition on both sides. Interesting times ahead...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_me ... s_by_Apple

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_me ... _by_Google
     
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    Google is leaving Apple in the dust with it's innovative exploration of self-driving cars and delivery drones. Robotics is heavy on their agenda as well. I can't wait to see Google Glass morphed into full 1080p HD goggles -- just in time for when I upgrade to Lightbridge FPV :D

    The only thing Tim Cook has attempted to innovate is an "iWatch" --- a direct copycat of what Samsung and other companies have already come out with a couple years ago.

    Apple is now a follower, not a leader. The whole world misses Steve Jobs.

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    Wow, serious shot in the arm for 3DR. Thus far I've been sitting on the fence with these guys, mainly because I honestly just find their designs (e.g. Iris) mundane looking. Call me superficial, but I like my drones served up with a bit of style. That's not to say I'm not pulling for this US-based company to succeed, but I hope they'll put some of that cash to work designing things that look the part. Time to drop the re-branded 2D Tarot gimbals, plastic pogo-legs, and step it up, 3DR. Make DJI work to keep their marketshare.
     
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    Very interesting, I would feel the same about 3DR as Variant above, horrible lego looking legs make it look like something my 4 year old would make out of building blocks. But to get Richard Branson on board is a huge coup. Not only being a real nice fun loving billionaire, but one who has such a passion for all flying machines. I hope he won't be a silent partner and they let him throw in some creative ideas. Now I'll be watching what 3dr are up to in the future.
     
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    Virgin drones... Didn't see that coming... :shock:

    -slinger