This is Rwanda.
Nestled between theseplantations, village homes
and meandering mountain roads
is a patch of land no biggerthan a football field.
From here this guy launchesdrones that carry blood
to doctors racing to savetheir patients’ lives.
He’s the delivery man of the future
and he’s one of the first people ever to get the job.
Now, he’s waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.
(light upbeat music)
As technology replaces old jobs, it’s also creating new ones.
我是亚基·伊托 接下来 为你们展现未来的工作
I’m Aki Ito and I’m here to show you the jobs of the future.
My name is Nizeyimana Abdoul Salam
and I’m a drone operator.
Abdoul works for astart-up called Zipline.
This is where, catch thedrones, that’s recovery system.
And in front of you, this is where we launch the drones.
Zipline is headquartered in California.
But it’s all the way here, westof Rwanda’s capital, Kigali,
that the company’s launched one of the world’s first drone delivery services.
So beautiful. (laughs)
-Does it ever get old?-No.
Abdoul and his coworkers aretackling a deadly problem here.
Rwanda is among the poorestcountries in the world.
And much of it is connected by winding, bumpy, dirt roads in the mountains,
that get washed out in the rainy seasons.
That’s made it incrediblydifficult for regional hospitals
to procure blood in an emergency.
Leaving doctors unable to perform many lifesaving operations.
The hospital have to procure the car.
You have to drive on and off for three or four hours to Kigali,
get blood and then come back.
The idea is to give access to those people who live in remote areas
to the healthcare system.
The coast is clear, (mumbles)
and launch the Zipline one three three.
When a hospital asks for blood the Zipline team gets moving.
If it’s a typical day, a normal day,
you grab a package, youload it in the plane,
you get the plane ready for launch.
Flush and secure.
You launch it.
And then you wait for the next order.
Guided by GPS and other sensors,
the drone flies itself to oneof the hospitals it serves.
Then it reaches its destinationand drops off its payload.
Hospital staff retrieve the supplies and the drone heads back to the base.
And then, this happens.
It’s kinda like catching a fish.
That’s just so complicated,more than that.
– It’s a little more complicated.-Yeah.
所以 这根线必须上升地相当快 像这样！
So, the line has to go up pretty fast, like chk！
And then the vehicle will catch it.
Look at the space inbetween here, it’s tiny.
It’s really small.
That’s an impressive level of precision.
Ok, now you can lift it.
Wow！lt’s incredibly light.
Will you hire me now?
Abdoul’s doing pretty wellfor himself these days.
He’s got a job he loves and he’s studying for grad school.
But all that success today is built
from unimaginable tragedy.
When he was three, theRwandan government stepped up
its decades-long assaulton the Tutsi minority,
ordering everyone in the Hutumajority to kill all Tutsis.
In just a hundred days 800,000people were slaughtered
by their neighbors and their friends.
When the people doingthe genocide showed up
my father was the first to step up.
He could hear the voice inthe corridor, people talking,
Asking where is the rest of the family?
Then they killed him and they came in,
they found us in this tiny room.
And then they basically hitanyone, everyone with a machete.
-I have a small, you see that?-Yeah.
Despite the head wound, Abdoul survived.
His two siblings and his parents didn’t.
He ended up at a homeless shelter,
then his grandma foundhim and took him in.
I had to take good care of him so he wouldn’t feel deprived of his parents
after they were killed in genocide.
We’ve been trying to forget our past and look to the future.
It was hard, I was astubborn kid at school
and I was a lot of trouble to my grandma.
Sometimes I would just quit school.
So definitely I thinkthe first couple years
of school was really, really hard.
Yeah, you were dealing with a trauma.
Yeah and then after thatI found my life again.
I was like, okay,
if I get my education right and I use the
knowledge I have to serve the community,
then I’m happy with my life.
Abdoul studied engineering in college
while holding a variety ofrepair and maintenance jobs.
When Zipline opened its first distribution center in rural Rwanda,
he jumped at the chance to work on cutting edge drone technology.
But his grandma was sad to see him move out of her home in Kigali.
And others in his extended family worried
he was leaving betteropportunities behind.
In Rwanda if you dress well,
you go work with a suit,
and you have a big office, your family will be very happy.
They thought you were successful.
If you know you may bepaid way less than someone
who’s dirty every day,
they also think that is today a true definition of being successful.
-Have you ever worn a suit to Zipline? -No.
Eventually, they all came around.
l’m very happy about his current job.
l can see the benefit of it.
For example, we never used to live in this house.
So, he’s takiing care of me as l took care of him.
This spring, Rwanda commemorated 24 years since the genocide.
In those years theeconomy’s grown seven-fold.
In the bustling city markets,the crowds of giggling kids,
and the smiles of youngmothers in the villages,
you sense the optimism everywhere.
We can only wish that the next generation will live in peace.
When we depart, l hope and believe they will have a better future.
无人机 无人机 无人机！
Dronie, dronie, droine！
From Google to Amazon,
tech giants around the world are now racing
to get their drone delivery trials off the ground.
It’s been exciting for Abdoul to be at the forefront of all that.
But what drives him is the impact he’s making closer to home.
I feel like I got another chance to live.
So what I want to use that chance for?
Having a lot of beers, buying cars.
What should I use that second chance for?
And I think using it forserving the community
and make an impact on other people’s life was what makes sense for me.