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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oiaohm
Member since:
2009-05-30

I am surprised that a former juvenile delinquent is not observant.

The lid of the box is latched on by a arms of the drone.

Shooting it down will still leave the box connect to drone. Next Amazon will know where the drone goes down. So its already like the police are on way. I would suspect more dash and grab. Yes let the drone land drop of box dash out of hiding grab the box and run. Of course this kind of item Amazon can used exploding dye packs or incarceration devices.

Its not very hard to enforce security. Simple have to take box inside and enter receipt pin to disarm.

I really don't think juvenile delinquents wanting goods will be that successful or making any profit. The fully destructive brats on the other hand that is another problem.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's all moot, they aren't really going to be shipping via drones any time in the next ten years, if ever. It's a marketing ploy designed to get people talking about Amazon during the holiday buying season.

Just like we are doing now.

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jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

You can bet good money that if Jeff Bezos is behind this then it will happen in some form in the not too distant future. It's the way the guy rolls. He's already figured out how to do it, all he's doing now is trying to push the economics of the idea in the right direction.

How many more people will be working on this problem now that they know there is at least one company willing to spend money to see it happen? Think about it.

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