Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to 60 Minutes to reveal the company’s latest delivery method: drones. These bots will apparently be capable of delivering packages up to five pounds (86 percent of orders are apparently less than that), with the aim of getting them to your house in under half an hour. The system is called Prime Air.
“Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations”
Bezos himself added in the TV segment that it won’t be before 2015 at the very earliest. While we can only imagine everything that may go wrong with this (watch me sitting outside with a BB-gun-type-weapon and poach-steal other peoples deliveries as I shoot down Amazon drones), at least we have a concept video that demonstrates the idea:
Well done Amazon on showing the initiative and the possibility of receiving our orders delivered by drones. How cool is that?