On the Moscow – Vladivostok route) the train stops for 20–30 minutes every 3–4 hours. Everybody can get out of the train, and there are always people on the platform that offer a variety of fresh food (eggs, fish, cheese, bread, fruits, meat or cheese in a cake) and often some drinks for passengers. Prices are low; only Russian rubles are accepted. A highlight is the smoked fish (Omul) being sold on the shore of Lake Baikal (Station: Slyudyanka, a quick stop, so be fast). Some of the larger stations will have food marts with snacks but it is now (2014) difficult to get alcohol within train stations or at the kiosks on the platform.
Logistically, some sort of air traffic control system is going to need to be in place if the future is really going to include drone package delivery, medical drones , internet-delivery drones , and, of course, massive police surveillance . The skies are going to get too crowded and it’s too easy for bad actors to use drones for nefarious purposes . Even when people have no ill intent, the remote-controlled devices can cause chaos. Earlier this week , two planes fighting wildfires in Colorado had to prematurely drop their flame-retardant payloads because of drones flying in the area—a screwup that cost the US Forest Service somewhere between $16,000 and $20,000.