Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos both stunned and amused the world last night when he revealed his drone delivery plan on 60 Minutes. Yes, drones. It’s called Amazon Prime Air. A whole fleet of flying critters designed to pick up, carry and drop off your package within a half hour without any humans involved.
Is this April Fool’s Day?
I applaud their creative thinking but there are so many things wrong with this idea I don’t know where to begin.
Let’s start with safety. The first time one of these things hits a person on the ground, breaks a window or scares off a cat Amazon’s going to get sued. Next, we have all the people who are going to call the police when they see an unidentified object buzzing past their house. Aliens or terrorists – either way, it’s scary.