Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, announced on 60 Minutes that Amazon hopes to start delivering packages via drone. That's right, before you know it a flying robot might deliver those must have shoes you've been dying to buy straight to your front yard.
Good idea? Depends. Hopefully you're home, your sprinklers aren't on, there aren't any power lines in the drones path, and your next door neighbor's annoying teenage sons don't shoot it down. Other than that and probably a few other things we haven't thought of, what could go wrong?
Here are a few of the funny Amazon Drone tweets we didn't have time to cover in our show:
Stupid Amazon drone keeps hitting the call button when I'm trying to buzz him in.
— Matthew O'Brien (@MattOB34) December 2, 2013
Feverishly working on my own drone system to shoot down Amazon drones. Got a lot of free merchandise coming
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) December 2, 2013
Anyone who doesn't think we already have delivery by drone has never met my mailman Gary! Blah blah blah blah blah
— Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) December 2, 2013
Screw storks, if my baby isn't delivered to me by drone I will riot.
— Nick Ross (@NickBossRoss) December 2, 2013
Too bad Norman Rockwell isn't here to paint a Christmas Eve tableau of an eager kid leaving a cup of oil by the chimney for an Amazon drone.
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) December 3, 2013
Imagining a future Black Friday where Amazon's Drone Service blots out the sun, creating the first Consumer Eclipse.
— Richard Castle (@WriteRCastle) December 3, 2013
Can't imagine what Amazon drone will do for Amazon BB gun sales. #whenyouhitoneyellBezo!
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) December 3, 2013
Test flight of new Amazon drone over urban areas: pic.twitter.com/cn1zJzgR2e
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 2, 2013
I for one welcome our new Amazon drone package delivering overlords
— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) December 2, 2013
- Amazon Drone Delivery: Why It's Not Crazy (mashable.com)
- Amazon Droning On About Drone Delivery (nottheworstnews.com)
- 7 Reasons Amazon Drones Are The Dumbest Idea I've Ever Heard (phillymag.com)
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