Amazon Prime Air: hype or reality?

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Amazon’s drone delivery technology made headlines today, dominating the news cycle with an enthusiastic Jeff Bezos touting Prime Air as the next big thing. Even Charlie Rose on CBS’s 60 Minutes drooled like a six-year-old boy at the sight of Amazon’s octo-copter prototype picking up and dropping off a delivery package on site. With cautious certainty, drones similar in kind may very well be the future of product distribution. Nevertheless, it’s too early to speculate on the readiness of these drones. According to an article written by Marcus Wohlsen of Wired Magazine, several logistical issues remain. From the feasibility of thousands of drones zipping around and littering the skies to potential comprises in accuracy in highly populated areas, the reality of a working and profitable Amazon Prime Air is at least a decade away.

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Kristian strives to enlighten and entertain readers. In addition to his teaching and editorial responsibilities, he is working on a science-fiction novel that promises not to include exoskeleton suits and anemic aliens floating in mysterious vats of green-tinted goop.

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