Is it April Fool’s Day? Apparently not, although the Amazon Prime Air drone delivery test has the twitterverse in uproar. Story from MarketWatch:
If we let Jeff Bezos proceed unfettered with his latest plans for disruption, we will soon be faced with Skynet-type helicopters of terror blowing up airplanes, abducting our children, and destroying everything our society holds dear.
That’s the extreme reaction to what Amazon says it’s cooking up these days. There are more rational fears, as well.
Either way, the overwhelming public response to the concept of drones buzzing through the air and dropping off packages to customers within a 30-minute time-frame seems to be that, at best, it’s a half-baked longshot.
Going up against that kind of skepticism is nothing new for Bezos, who told “60 Minutes” these fully-autonomous drones will be in operation within four or five years. Amazon calls the delivery service Prime Air, and here’s a how it works:
Admit it, the idea is pretty cool, and it makes a lot of sense. At least in theory. But that didn’t stop the jabs from being thrown across Twitter…
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