As fantastically convenient as Amazon’s “Same Day” shipping service is, the retail giant isn’t satisfied with just getting your packages to you the same day you order them. Next, they want to ensure delivery within thirty minutes, via drone.
The service, currently being called “Prime Air,” isn’t available yet, and no launch date has been announced, but Amazon seems pretty deep into preparations for it. The commercial they posted announcing it contains actual flight footage of a drone delivering a package, and fully explains how the service will work.
It will undoubtedly be interesting to see how this develops, where it will be available, and just how reliable it is. But in parts of America, at least, where going to the store to buy something can take up upwards of an hour in travel time alone, Prime Air could be yet another game changer to make our lives more efficient and filled with robots.
Our host Ava Gordy has more on the internet’s reaction, including some people’s creative ideas on what to use this service for: