Amazon Explores Super-Fast Drone Delivery

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In a few years, you may be able to get a package within half an hour of ordering online from Amazon. Hopefully it doesn't land on your head.

Jeff Bezos wants the technology used to blast terrorists from above to drop Amazon packages on your doorstep.

The CEO of Amazon told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that drones could be used for speedy delivery within five years, The Associated Press reports. The ones the company is testing now, which Bezos calls “octocopters,” can deliver a package up to 10 miles away from the warehouse within half an hour of ordering. They receive GPS coordinates, a package, and then take off.

The service will be called Prime Air — sounds like a premium version of the current Amazon Prime two-day delivery service. There is a weight limit of 5 pounds for now, Bezos said. But that covers 86 percent of the company’s deliveries. You can see Amazon’s vision for the service in the video below:

Bezos stressed that the service is still years away, The Wall Street Journal noted. That timeline is very dependent on garnering the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration, which has oversight over unmanned aircraft like the ones Amazon wants to use.

The idea is fascinating, but it seems like there are so many situations to account for. What if the package gets dropped in the pool, or on a child’s head? What if your pet pounces on the drone as it lands? Will a drone come back to pick up returns?

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