Today it was announced the online company, Amazon, is testing their delivery drones in the province I live in. They are doing it here instead of in America because of all the U.S. Federal Aviation rules. Some say that it will never work and others are saying it’s just a ploy for publicity.
Why can’t it work? I hear and read things like, people will shoot them down or people will steal them or they will crash into things. People can shoot anything or anyone. Maybe drones will be more fun to shoot but attach a prison sentence or a huge fine and people won’t do anything.
If you think you’re going to be able to steal a drone and get away with it then your mind is stuck in the 60’s. It’s not like it’s a secret that video cameras and GPS can be attached to anything. They have self-driving cars that are pretty safe already so the technology is there for drones to be just as safe.
I’m still baffled by how eBay was successful but that just goes to show you. The idea that you pay money to someone that you don’t know who lives 1000 miles away from you, hoping that they will mail you an item just as described sounded preposterous and it still does. To me, it still makes as much sense as how we automatically wake up every morning. I don’t know how it works but I just know it does.
Whenever an idea is introduced that is so different from what we’re used to, we always say it’s not going to work. Sometimes it’s us being pessimistic or short sighted and other times it’s us not wanting our existence to be so radically different than what it presently is. By now, we should realize that anything is possible.
These drone couriers won’t be happening for quite a long time if at all but the possibility is already half way there.