Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 23:52 UTC
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We're excited to share Prime Air - something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab.

The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.

On the one hand, this is insanely cool, awesome, and scifi.

On the other hand, with timeframes like this and the big 60 Minutes reveal, it smells like a marketing trick during the holiday shopping season.

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RE[5]: This is infeasible
by kwan_e on Wed 4th Dec 2013 03:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This is infeasible"
kwan_e
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No, it's an absolute ban.


Okay.

But I still don't put it past the government to change the law on the promise of more money. Mind you, I say promise, because the government(s) would believe it's going to get tax windfall from this, whereas Amazon and co would be lobbying and/or accounting their way out of paying the taxes.

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