|SolRo - 2013-12-02 |
"Stay indoors until the drone has left the vicinity. Attempts to communicate with the drone may lead to face shredding."
|Kabbage - 2013-12-02 |
Okay that is awesome
What do you do with the plastic bin
you put your left nut in it, and it gets returned to amazon as payment
|Callamon - 2013-12-02 |
Holy fuck best delivery job on earth.
|Hooker - 2013-12-02 |
When you absolutely, positively need to have that thing that fits in a little plastic container in thirty minutes and also you live five blocks from an Amazon distribution center.
I have so many questions about this thing. How does it know where to drop it? Do you have to give it GPS coordinates? Does it get GPS from the device you're using? If so, if you order while indoors, will it drop it on your roof? What if I live on a hill; could it land? What if I live in an apartment complex? What if it's raining? What about snow? What if I cover my entire yard in mirrors?
|The Mothership - 2013-12-02 |
imagine living anywhere near a center where drones were coming and going; imagine being driven mad by the constant sound of angry bees.
Listen, and understand. That drone is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't do returned merchandise. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until every bookstore is dead.
|Billy the Poet - 2013-12-02 |
I don't like Jeff Bezos, but he should get a fucking nobel prize for trolling today. Come on, people.
|Oscar Wildcat - 2013-12-02 |
I for one approve of Jeff Bezo's Pinata, and look forward to taking a few swings at them with the Marx impulse generator.
|RockBolt - 2013-12-02 |
I want my toothpaste and blurays delivered by octocopter while I stand on the porch drinkng tea so bad you have no idea
|SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-12-02 |
I'm more impressed by the people-shaped robots in the warehouse.
|fedex - 2013-12-03 |
IT LOOKS LIKE A FLYING BARBECUE, PEOPLE
|memedumpster - 2013-12-03 |
I heard about this on NPR today! They have no fucking clue how this is ever going to work, but they all agree it would be cool. It's just like flying cars with all the same hazards, plus dogs, cats, large birds, bored kids, thieves, and terrorists.
Not to mention stiff breezes, rain, snow, and the eventual leaking of whatever frequencies the things use which lets the "hijacking" begin. Not to mention that if they use GPS, there's no fixed address needed for shipping, so fraud will be even more of a problem.
On that last bit, I wouldn't be surprised if someone else eventual sets up some kind of "anonymous" shipping service where whatever you want is delivered to a set of coordinates rather than an actual address. Dead drops for everyone!
|Nominal - 2013-12-03 |
This was probably just some out there idea that they decided to announce for free PR. Announce something outrageous, get free word of mouth publicity as every news channel and water cooler meeting talks about you for the next week. Whether it actually works or not (it won't) doesn't matter.
Amazon is not only the only original .com to still be around, but they've only ever grown and show no signs of stumbling like every other online service eventually has. Even Google has fallen victim to out of control diversifying and feature creep. I could easily see them becoming the next Yahoo in 5-10 years.
|THA SUGAH RAIN - 2013-12-03 |
Message from the future: I've got a BB gun and a whole bunch of shit you just ordered off amazon. I've also got a few new octocopters I've reprogrammed.
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