One day we are going to be saying "back in my day, we had to wait 2 days for a package to arrive!" That is because the progress Amazon is making towards drone delivery is astounding. For those unaware of what a drone is, it’s an unmanned aerial vehicle.
The idea behind Prime Air is to have a safe delivery system to get ordered items 5 pounds or less to customers in 30 minutes or less! It’s an enhancement to the already astonishing fast delivery systems they have in place for selling on Amazon. Not to mention, safer and more efficient than our current transportation systems.
There are plenty of questions to be answered, however:
- Is this science fiction or real?
- What are shipping costs going to be?
- How is safety going to be ensured?
- When will this be available?
- What will the vehicles look like?
- Will I need to own a half an acre of land for your drone to safely land?
Regardless of these legit questions, the fact is Amazon is progressing. This is a proof of concept. Assuming it’s a success, it’s the beginning of something great. The first Walmart was a nickel and dime store in Arkansas. Enough Said.
Personally, when a flying robot delivers me a package in 30 minutes or less, the future has officially started. People will likely be buying random crap so that they can watch a robot land in their back yard or on their roof!
Another benefit of a project such as this is the fact that other companies will have to adapt or be left in the dust. Adapting will lead to safer and more efficient drones. It will eventually drive down the cost of deliveries, drones, hardware, and software.
Are you ready for the future? We are.
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