Amazon’s recent press release announcing the testing of their new Octocopters, the home delivery service that can get an ordered item of up to 5lbs to you within 30mins has astounded many, myself included. I was aware of the technology and have seen Raffaello D’Andrea’s demonstration of the astounding technology that is within quadcopters, however seeing them used at a commercially viable stage, amazon seem to think, is closer than we think. With various boundaries yet to be overcome, such as air regulation and the safety of these devices, I hope for my future that one isn’t overlooked and thats the security of peoples purchased items.
I’m nothing of a career criminal and didn’t have the intention of being so, however with foresight I can see scope for a successful black market business if the technology can be outsmarted from the release or even more primitively shot out of the sky. The goods and drones could even be sold for bitcoins on some sort of online trading platform which has been disliked in recent press.
Or perhaps, this is just a successful amazon publicity stunt?
- What Happens When You Miss An Amazon Drone Delivery (buzzfeed.com)
- Amazon Unveils Octocopter Delivery Drones (bigthink.com)
- Drone Delivery (sandoratthezoo.wordpress.com)