What would the world look like if unmanned drones delivered our packages every day?
Someday soon, the sky could be filled with drones carrying our packages. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the idea of delivering Amazon packages with unmanned drones this week. The company has been working on an experimental program, hoping to deliver packages with drones by 2015.
Follow this link to watch a drone delivery in action. The company described the new process:
It looks like science fiction, but it’s real. From a technology point of view, we’ll be ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively working on rules for unmanned aerial vehicles … One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today. We hope the FAA’s rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015.
The initiative could produce a whole new genre of Amazon Drone Delivery science fiction.
The company stressed “Safety will be our top priority, and our vehicles will be built with multiple redundancies and designed to commercial aviation standards,” but readers speculated about potential problems online. We’ve collected a few reader responses below, but what do you think? What could happen in a world filled with unmanned delivery drones?
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