Promotion page, with video, here. (They’re not really going for cybergothic packaging in their robot logistics public communications, but I guess that’s understandable.)
Bezos has also been up to some other cool stuff.
Here‘s the ‘Amazon Prime Air’ promo (December 2013), in case you missed it.
A skeptical take.
A recent glimpse from Bloomberg’s:
Barring regulatory obstacles, Amazon would face an upfront cost of about $100 million to buy tens of thousands of drones. The company also would see expenses of about $300 million to deploy them to deliver 400 million orders annually, according to the report, which based its findings on existing technology and prices. […] Amazon would need to hire thousands of operators, each capable of monitoring multiple drones simultaneously, to ensure safe takeoffs and landings, according to the study, which included the personnel cost in its calculations. Most of the drone flight would be automated, according to the study, which assumes each package weighs as much as 5 pounds and each delivery is no more than 10 miles.
Amazon is, simply and objectively, the God of Time Spiral Press, or at least the Demiurge. Without it, existence would be impossible. It is reasonable, therefore, to expect an erratic series of devotional posts on the subject.
Disintermediation of the publishing industry, and American drone revolution … The awe is almost intolerable.