Love Is Literally in the Air, Thanks to This Mistletoe Drone

One of the tiny airborne devices, outfitted in seasonal garb, recently spread some holiday cheer in San Francisco.

Looking for an excuse to smooch someone? Just send a mistletoe drone his or her way.
National Journal
Marina Koren
Dec. 19, 2013, 10:54 a.m.

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Do­mest­ic drones, the cour­i­ers of the de­liv­ery sys­tem of the fu­ture, can drop off just about any­thing they can se­cure in their mech­an­ic­al grips — pre­scrip­tion drugs, pack­ages, ta­cos. This hol­i­day sea­son, one suc­ceeded in de­liv­er­ing something that wasn’t tan­gible: a hint of ro­mance.

Decked in a sparkly red gar­land, a pi­loted drone dangling mistle­toe floated over San Fran­cisco’s Uni­on Square, hov­er­ing above the heads of couples un­til they kissed, as they are wont to in the name of hol­i­day tra­di­tion.

The drone was cre­ated by San Fran­cisco-based artists George Zisi­adis and Mustafa Khan, who de­b­uted a clip of it in ac­tion on You­Tube on Tues­day.

Christ­mas-themed drones are un­likely to turn around the tech­no­logy’s repu­ta­tion as killing ma­chines, but they could make some tech­ie’s hol­i­day party a lot more fun (or awk­ward).

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