Video of Amazon’s new delivery drones in action (seriously)

I’d heard the news the other day that online retailer Amazon has been working on using unmanned drones to deliver purchases, sometime in the future, in under 30 minutes.

And now there’s video, from Amazon itself.

This is not a joke.



I suppose, when you think of it, the notion isn’t entirely far-fetched. Yes, drones are used to kill people, but they’ve also been used for years for surveillance, and even before that, for fun. What kid didn’t grow up wanting a remote controlled airplane?

Of course, in this case, as someone noted on YouTube, your toy plane can also wipe out the neighbors:


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