Amazon Plans to Use Drones to Deliver Packages

Usually I don’t post news in my blog, but this sounds like a fantastic idea. Amazon is testing drones that could deliver up to 5 pounds per flight (which covers 86 % of all Amazon sales). The service, called Prime Air, could be available within five years if the ongoing series of tests is successful and the necessary FAA permissions are obtained. As an ebook author, I wonder though what impact this will have on the ebook market. Will people go back to print?

Amazon: “Amazon customer service, how may we help you?”

Customer: “Your damned drone put my package on the roof again!”

Here’s a picture of Amazon’s “Octocopter”:

(Taken from regmedia.co.uk)

You can find more info on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25180906

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3 comments

  1. what this news story should have read was: ‘Amazon wants a news story that hits all the networks news channels that coincides with “cyber-monday” so that Amazon is in people’s minds as they are shopping online’ I would say their plan worked perfectly πŸ™‚

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