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This TED Talk explores the use of drones to transport medical supplies and tests in regions where there is a lack of usable transportation options, creating a network of autonomous delivery vehicles connected in the same way as data (and voice) in Africa went to wireless, never having established a system of copper.

The question I would pose is if this would take human participation out of transportation to the point that the future holds us motionless, connected not by travel but fiber optics and lanes of floating cargo boxes. Will it connect us or isolate us? Perhaps, like the Internet, the answer is both.

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