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What has 8 propellers, 4 legs and a cargo space filled with Season 2 of The O.C.?
Calm down, Seth.
The answer is, depending on your Wish List, the new unmanned delivery drones that Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos unveiled on 60 Minutes last night. Bezos casually introduced the "Octocopters," seemingly unphased by the fact that he had just exploded the heads of both Charlie Rose and the collective Internet.
The drones, which Bezos says are possibly 4-5 years away from making their debut, have to wait on the FAA to catch up with Amazon by reworking unmanned aircraft laws for the U.S. In the meantime, Bezos admits there are still a few bugs to be worked out: "The hardest part here is working out all the redundency, the reliability ... this thing can't land on sombody's head while they're walking around the neighborhood."
So while it may be a little while before the Jetsons comes true, the possibility of ordering a product on Amazon and having it delivered by ROBOT within 30 minutes, seems to be happening sooner than later.
Just imagine: a world where you can order a pizza, subsequently order Die Hard on Amazon and have the DVD delivered before the pie.
Admittedly there are probably better uses of unmanned 30-minute drone delivery systems, but this is the best way my brain can process the information.
Check out the video below to see the drones in action.
What do you think of the new Amazon Prime Air system? Scary? Awesome? Stupid?
Let us know!