Monday, 2 December 2013

Amazon Drones coming for you



It must be nearly Christmas if Amazon are able to come up with a gimmick like this. Apparently they are testing the idea of using drones to deliver goods straight to your house.

Now, as a marketing concept I am loving this and it is rigth up there with Richard Branson 'Galactic' concepts of keeping people thinking about your brand as innovative, even when nothing will come to pass.

I mean really, I'd love to see drone deliveries to tower blocks in Tottenham etc. Not to mention my dog tearing big chunks out of it before being mangled in the propeller blades. this is before we add in the costs of flying the thing.

Perhaps in mid-West America where population is sparse this may one day be a feasible idea. Anyway, its a fund concept nd shows soon we will all be able to buy our own drones - what would you use yours for?

10 comments:

dearieme said...

I'll be impressed if it can work in the cable-draped suburbs of the USA.

Nick Drew said...

well I can tell you what I actually did use my drones for ...

oh, wait a minute - no, I can't

sorry I spoke

*coughs*

Electro-Kevin said...
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Electro-Kevin said...

It might be better for all if the police started using those too.

Bill Quango MP said...

I'd like one to fly upstairs to the staff kitchen, graphic a kitbag and bring it to me.

Actually, we have all tried this already with the micro helicopters and mobile phones . It's fun. But it takes far longer than just going and getting one.

Demetrius said...

At first I thought this was about putting members of The Drones Club to useful work. Pity, really, Tuppy Glossop could have washed the car.

Anonymous said...

Filthy Engineer has a nice little poster up about this:

http://niklowe.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/now-to-deliver.html

measured said...

Nick, they are still picking up the pieces. *sick joke*

Anonymous said...

A well-crafted Amazon press release on Cyber Monday! Who would have thought.

Timbo614 said...

I would use my drone to continually circle me, controlled by an antenna on my hat. About 5ft off the ground should do it. Then I could walk down the street without being barged into all the time. Those not looking because they are typing into their smart phone... well they might actually start looking where they are going again!!