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Retail behemoth Amazon has announced plans to fly packages direct to your door via unmanned drone, starting in the US in 2015.

Amazon Prime Air's robotic vehicle will pick up your order from a production line, clip the package to its belly and fly off to your house. Really.

Urban areas will see the drones first, where package delivery time will be reduced to as little as 30 minutes from placing your order.

The technology's main holdup is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s current rules for aerial vehicles. Handily, these are now being updated to account for new forms of unmanned air traffic.

"We hope the FAA's rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015," Amazon explained. "We will be ready at that time."

The company is aiming to make the sight of Prime Air drones "as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today".

There's a video below showing off the whole process in action, although it leaves a number of questions unanswered. What if your delivery address isn't a leafy suburban home with a big garden to land in? What if the aircraft malfunctions? How do you avoid someone intercepting the drone and stealing your copy of FIFA?

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-12-02-amazon-announces-drone-delivery-service

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Did I just read that?



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That's how they people get used to certain things.

Surveillance disguised as service.
1)make people become tolerant to be monitored= big brother TV show
2)make people give away their data= facebook
3)track them(i phone)
4)analyse surfing,interessts(google)
5)analyse buying habits(amazon)
6)analyese PC(Windows)
7)drone surveillance =amazon delivery=the bill(912) was already passed last year for some thousands drones in the us airspace

let's see how good this trojan horse will work and how good it will be accepted

 

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SxyxS said:
That's how they people get used to certain things.

Surveillance disguised as service.
1)make people become tolerant to be monitored= big brother TV show
2)make people give away their data= facebook
3)track them(i phone)
4)analyse surfing,interessts(google)
5)analyse buying habits(amazon)
6)analyese PC(Windows)
7)drone surveillance =amazon delivery=the bill(912) was already passed last year for some thousands drones in the us airspace

let's see how good this trojan horse will work and how good it will be accepted

I like this post.



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yeah just heard that in the radio. right now i don't need stuff like that but when i'm 70 i will be maybe happy that some drones will bring me my meal lol.

Obviously a limited service for certain areas as it can't deliver to people living in a block of flats, tower blocks, certain apartment complexes etc... As amusing as people shooting the drones down sounds as a joke I actually think the are enough nutters out there to try it and cause Amazon grief.

Wyrdness said:
Obviously a limited service for certain areas as it can't deliver to people living in a block of flats, tower blocks, certain apartment complexes etc... As amusing as people shooting the drones down sounds as a joke I actually think the are enough nutters out there to try it and cause Amazon grief.

The drones will have a plasma shield



won't work. Just open's the door to a bunch of other issues,I'm sure others will get into. I think the whole thing is stupid.

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I can see people attempting to knock one out of the sky lol.