It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s an Amazon drone delivering that new Xbox you just ordered on Amazon Prime Air. This may sound bizarre but this type of home delivery may become a reality in 4 or 5 years.
On 60 Minutes, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos showed Charlie Rose an octo-copter, an electric drone aircraft designed to deliver packages in 30 minutes right to your door.
“I know this looks like science-fiction,” said Bezos. “It’s not. It’s early; this is still years away (4 or 5 years)… we can do half-hour delivery, and we can carry objects — we think — up to five pounds, which covers 86% of the items that we deliver.”
Bezos’ only concern in clearing it with FAA regulators. Watch the video below to see the process.
Digital technology is improving at an exponential rate. While innovation is a good thing, privacy is still a big concern for most Americans. Do we really want drones descending down on our homes? Will other companies be allowed to have drones? Will companies like Papa John’s be the first to offer drone delivered pizzas?
One thing is certain in this brave new world. Pioneers like Bezos remain optimistic, determined and will stop at nothing to make this venture a reality. Bezos states in his interview, “It will work, and it will happen, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
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