Amazon Wants To Use “Delivery Drones”

By December 2, 2013

I don’t know if I’ll be able to tell you this with a straight face, but I’m going to try.

Amazon wants to use drones to deliver packages to their customers.


You heard me.

During Sunday night’s episode of “60 Minutes,” Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose the company is working on a drone-based delivery service known as “Prime Air” which will allow customers to get their ordered items within 30 minutes of making said order.


THEN Bezos gave Rose the first look at Prime Air (obviously still in the research and development phase) but all you need to know is right here.

The drone will be able to deliver packages up to 5 pounds because according to Besos, 86% of ordered/delivered items on Amazon average 5 pounds or less. But first, they have to get the official okay from the FAA.

I have questions, plural:

Will Prime members will get frequent flyer miles? If so, I’ll be able to rack up enough miles to fly around the world EVERY YEAR.

Are they gonna be able to outmaneuver the family dog (or a cat who can jump REALLY high)?

How will this effect UPS and FedEx?

What if it goes to the wrong address?

What happens if it crashes en route?

What if Amazon pisses off Anonymous?

Didn’t ANYONE watch Broken Arrow, War Games, Live Free Or Die Hard, Hackers, or Small Soldiers?! It could happen…

What if someone decides to do this? (NSFW for language)

(Yeah, I order from Amazon a LOT – sue me.)

I know I’m poking fun but these reasons (well, some) are why we won’t see Prime Air get off the ground until AT LEAST 2017.

As always, stay tuned.

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Cricket Lee
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