Amazon drones are for real
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That Amazon.com was dead serious when it introduced the idea of delivery octocopters, confirms the annual shareholder letter that was issued this week. Among other things, in the segment of the letter named Fast Delivery, it is stated that “The Prime Air team is already flight testing our 5th and 6th generation aerial vehicles, and we are in the design phase on generations 7 and 8”.
Although many dismissed the announcement made by Jeff Bazos at the end of last year, as a publicity stunt, it seems that we are getting closer to having a book (or pizza) delivered by drone. There are technical and legislative problems (check out this article by Techcrunch), but the technology is maturing, and civil aviation authorities are aware of it, despite occasional setbacks.
If you find yourself one day surprised by the buzzing sound of octocopters carrying parcels and delivering pizzas, get used to it soon, because it is, as Agent Smith would say, the sound of inevitability.