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Amazon Prime Air: Retailer unveils drone delivery service 02 Dec 2013 16:16 #1

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In what looks like a service from the Back to the Future universe, Amazon has unveiled its newest innovation: home delivery by unmanned drones known as ‘octocopters’.

A video released by the company shows a small package being put together on an assembly line before being carried to a overgrown remote control helicopter, which picks it up and flies off to its final destination.

And before you think the video is a simple publicity stunt that won’t become reality for decade - Amazon has said the service, known as Prime Air, could fill the skies by 2015.

“I know this looks like science fiction, but it's not,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview with CBS.

“One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today,” the company added on its website.

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/amazon-unveils-drone-delivery-system-8976976.html
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Amazon Prime Air: Retailer unveils drone delivery service 03 Dec 2013 15:24 #2

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Waterstones hits back at Amazon drones with totally real owl delivery service



metro.co.uk/2013/12/02/waterstones-hits-back-at-amazon-drones-with-totally-real-owl-delivery-service-4210431/

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Amazon Prime Air: Retailer unveils drone delivery service 03 Dec 2013 17:31 #3

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I'd rather have owls delivering my post than having those unmanned drones flying around the place.

Seriously, they are going to be used very soon as yet another way of spying on us....cameras, sensors etc on them.
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Amazon Prime Air: Retailer unveils drone delivery service 03 Dec 2013 17:40 #4

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Amazon Prime Air: Retailer unveils drone delivery service 03 Dec 2013 21:44 #5

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Good bit of Amazon PR wasn't it,after the exposing of the treatment of their workers Amazon invented a nice little distraction story.
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Amazon Prime Air: Retailer unveils drone delivery service 04 Dec 2013 04:29 #6

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diamondgeezer wrote:
Seriously, they are going to be used very soon as yet another way of spying on us....cameras, sensors etc on them.

..weapons perhaps too.

watch out for tazer drone or something. :O
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