Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had a big surprise for correspondent Charlie Rose this week. After their 60 Minutes interview, Bezos walked Rose into a mystery room at the Amazon offices and revealed a secret R&D project: “Octocopter” drones that will fly packages directly to your doorstep in 30 minutes. – 60 Minutes Overtime
The commercial that dropped on Amazon’s YouTube right after the 60 Minutes piece.
I’ve had Amazon Prime for years… it is great. Two-day delivery on pretty much all of their products is the greatest service ever provided, well one of the greatest services ever provided, but I can only imagine what it would be like if you ordered something random and it could be to you within about 30 minutes. Thats pizza delivery time man. Speaking of piz… anyways.
Its going to be great if they can get all of the legalese out of the way and actually make this happen.
The reason why I am posting it up here is for a couple of reasons… the first is because of the obvious sustainability issues that we know of. If the percentage of objects that they deliver are under 5 lbs like they say it is, and they can get a lot of these deliveries done by drone as opposed as to throwing them on a truck like they do now imagine all of the fossil fuels we can cut down on and the emissions and blah blah blah… Im sure they have done plenty of studies on it because they aren’t doing this to just be cool.
But, that is kind of the other thing. I say it all the time, but there is a reason why guys who get to be billionaires ARE billionaires. They take chances. They take risks. They think big about things that the normal person probably wouldn’t. When you think about something like drones, it kind of gets a bad rap because of how they have come to our understanding about their use in war. But drones literally, are great GREAT pieces of technology.
Look at all the uses for something like that and think about if you can apply that to regular life activities and commerce. Obviously the burrito bomber video from last year was a little bit ridiculous, but you know what….