CUPID drone comes equipped with a 80,000-volt stun gun

Are all drones peaceful? Not so on the battlefield, although the likes of the Amazon Prime Air program would be welcome by folks with open arms. The CUPID drone might sound as though it is oozing with love and will do its bit to send that engagement ring over to the table, but it actually packs a whopping 80,000-volt stun gun. Yes sir, CUPID is short for Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, where it sports a powerful stun gun that ought to be a terrifying prospect for those who are on the receiving end.

In the midst of the youthful fireside embrace of the future that is South by Southwest, it’s refreshing that someone is thinking of the real future. This is a future where books, shoes, and vacuum cleaners will be flying toward your house, courtesy of Amazon drones. It’s also a future in which a machine might tell you that you’ve been a bad boy and punish you on the spot. An invention exhibited by a design and development company called Chaotic Moon (Motto 1: We Are Smarter Than You) offered an example of a potential weapon for good (or not so good). You might think it a loving weapon, as it’s called CUPID. In which case, you might think love is a drone that can zap someone with 80,000 volts from a flying stun gun.

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