Amazon Plans To Blanket The Skies With Delivery Drones in the Future

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  1. dgstorm

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    Sometimes people think outside the box, but sometimes they think so far outside the box you can no longer see the box. A new idea from Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon's is a prefect example of this. He plans to develop flying remote-controlled drones which will eventually be used to help Amazon deliver most of the packages you purchase from them in 30 minutes or less.

    Just. Wow!

    Mr. Bezos announced this on 60 Minutes last night (Sunday, December 1st, 2013). In his interview he said, "Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today." Here's a quote from the Amazon official announcement below (followed by a link):

    He admitted it will take a few years to implement, but is very doable. If the plan works out, we might one day see the skies darkened not with Terminator drones of doom, but instead with flying robot Santa Clauses. What do you guys think of this wild idea? Is Bezos crazy or just "crazy-like-a-fox?"

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    I actually meant to watch 60 Minutes after football but then I found better things to do. I was wondering what this amazing idea was. That's pretty sick. I can most definitely see this happening in the future...after much protest of course. Makes you wonder, if it does catch on, every major carrier will have their own branded drones, with different capabilities. Maybe one day the drones will fight in the skies for shipping supremacy. The Drone Wars.
     
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    Yeah I think it can happen but more likely be too expensive. It is cheaper to send it to ups and fedex where they can deliver a truck load of boxed to a neighborhood vs one box to one person. Can you imagine how busy that drone would be around the holidays.

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    Who's in for backyard drone trap shooting?!!
     
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    But with drones they could do a whole city, fire them from hellfire missiles, oops I mean drop them from guided parachutes. Smart chutes.[​IMG]

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    Moving targets for every kid with a slingshot.
     
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    I buy too much stuff on Amazon. Sometimes I get 5-6 orders a day delivered to my door. Needless to say I support this idea.
     
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    This is how big brother can monitor us, without us knowing, and you know who tapped into the cameras, bad idea!

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    Besides the local grocery store, Amazon is the only place I shop. That said, I can't see where they are going to get this to be a viable business strategy. I do however welcome the chance for them to try.
     
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    This just in! High winds from local thunder storms caused many amazon delivery drones to be caught in trees. many local residents going to check out goods.
     
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