Drones are now popularly used for taking aerial videos and photos.

But in Indonesia, drones serve a different purpose – they deliver books to children in far flung areas.

Indonesia is made up of 7,000 islands with remote areas that delivery vehicles cannot easily reach.

Drones soar through the air to deliver books and even backpacks to school children.

“Drones can narrow the inequality gap between rural and urban areas,” the World Economic Forum says.

The deliveries of books in Indonesia are funded by JD, China’s largest retailer.

The retailer now plans to begin commercial deliveries and expand to humanitarian relief, similar to what is now being done in Sichuan province in China where medicines are transported by drones.

Soon, Indonesia will also have a supermarket and drugstore in the sky!

A library in the sky. Learn more about the adoption of drone technology: https://wef.ch/2WbYLAg

Posted by World Economic Forum on Thursday, January 24, 2019


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