Drone Couriers

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.



10 comments on “Drone Couriers

  1. cctyker says:

    An interesting article.


  2. amy says:

    Just seems like another way to take away jobs from people. I dont know if you guys in america have the self service tills yet in supermarkets but its become common place in the UK.


    • MrJohnson says:

      It definitely could be another way of having less jobs for some people…aka..saving money. I think the idea is ‘if we don’t do it then someone else will.’ We have the self service tills in Canada so I’m sure America has it.


  3. Wanda says:

    I’m not surprised they’re testing in other countries. Drones have had some bad press here lately with accidents and aviation mishaps. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with using them as a delivery system.


  4. cctyker says:

    Can you imagine the pain and anxiety stage coach companies and drivers felt when the railroad was built across American in the mid 1800s?

    People adapted; the will to live is powerful in most.


    • MrJohnson says:

      I think the idea is that if the change is better for the greater majority then it’s the right move. People adapt but unfortunately for some people they have to adapt to a shittier life.


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