Amazon's Drones in Action

Convershaken Staff
January 4, 2016

Many people have dismissed Amazon’s idea of delivering products via flying drones as a pipe dream. But the potential safety risks and regulatory barriers haven’t dissuaded the e-commerce titan; its latest video showcases the technology and stars former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, who recently inked a £10m contract to helm a new car show on Amazon Instant Video, the company's video-streaming service.

Amazon’s drones promise to deliver small packages within 30 minutes, and certainly deserve kudos for novelty value. But we can imagine people taking potshots at the devices with guns – BB or otherwise – and children and pets falling afoul of the alien intruders (although we imagine the machines will be smart enough not to carry them away).