Amazon may introduce the “Amazon Prime Air” program to its shipping options in the next few years, a program that looks like it will totally change the way we shop and receive items in the future.
Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos’s company was the subject of a feature profile on “60 Minutes” that discussed the company’s business and future plans. Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world, with 225 million worldwide customers. In the feature, an Amazon official said they plan to make everything you could possibly want to buy available for purchase on the site. For someone like me who buys a ton of crap off Amazon, that sounds absolutely incredible.
But what’s even more incredible is this Prime Air program. Amazon has been experimenting with using drones to deliver pacakges to your door within 30 minutes using their “Octocopter.”
Amazon optimistically believes this service could be available to customers in 4-5 years.
“Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations,” they say.
Here’s a look at one of the Amazon Prime Air drones:
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