Drones have been an experiment the Sleigh Department has been working with for a long time. It does not appear, however, that the technology is ready for Santa to use, however.
Drones are a technology being explored by a lot of people. Some want to use drones to deliver groceries or other types of freight. The machines are used in weather observation, making movies and other industries.
The North Pole pioneered the use of drones more than three decades ago with the development of long-last batteries. It was thought at first the flying devices would be used to test weather patterns in different parts of the world or to help locate lost reindeer. But eventually the technology caught the attention of the sleigh department, who is always looking for ways to help Santa deliver faster and safer.
As the North Pole Radio News report below explains, the technology is not yet ready for actual use. Elf Crash explains that drones need operators – and that is the actual problem
Some have expressed worries that Santa could eventually be replaced by machines like this. Or, worse, that Santa could be replaced by computers of some kind.
Santa has assured us on many occasions that will never happen. While technology is used to help Santa fly, communicate and go faster it can never replace Santa completely.
As for Santa himself, he is no longer here at the North Pole. He left yesterday to visit with children around the world. Santa was very anxious to leave, according to Mrs. Claus who said she will be joining Santa on the road very soon.
“Santa did not get to visit many people last year and he has to be very, very careful in visiting with people this year,” Mrs. Claus said. “He misses seeing the children as much as they miss seeing him. So over the next several weeks before Christmas Santa will be having a lot of fun.”
A drone, of course, could never visit children. Kids would hate that, right?