The Future of Airborne Drones, Courtesy of Amazon Prime Air

By Logan French

Would you allow for a computer controlled small airplane to deliver your online orders to you?

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Amazon Chief Financial Officer Jeff Bezos has come up with yet another way to appease his customers.

On the television program last Sunday, he announced that the multibillion dollar company has been experimenting with the costs and technology needed in order for customers to attain their packages ordered from and some so frequently, they have potential to be in your hands in thirty minutes or less.

The operating plan puts the Amazon drones in the air with a Global Positioning Unit that will be fixed on the account holder’s address and as long as the drone has the power to lift the parcel and the customer condones the drone delivery.

The company has working drones now, but they need to be fine-tuned and modified a great deal more than their current state before they could be used in a public setting.

The package would be loaded into a compliant box for the ability for the drone to lift and the item size and then attached to the lift automatically with no human interaction needed short of confirming the order and double checking that the drone has the right package and is headed to the correct address.

All of the flights will be available to those within a ten mile radius from an Amazon Order Fulfillment Center and the company is seeking to have Federal Aviation Administration approval by or in early 2015.

The service will only be offered to those people with the Amazon Prime customer subscription.

Early speculation has reverberated that there is concern that people will shoot down the aircraft in fear that it is a potentially harmful terrorist action or even if the small plane can carry the load from the Amazon center to the target location in unfriendly weather.

Another concern is that people will see the drone in flight and try to intercept the plane in order to steal the parcel as there would be no human people to stop the hijacking of the order.

With the new Amazon plant in Middletown, what are your reactions on this presented idea?

Could the DSU campus be littered with drones in the air, delivering packages to our Hornets and staff?

Would you allow the drone to bring you your package? Leave your response down below!

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