How likely is it that Amazon could actually implement a drone delivery service?

rhames

There have been stories on half of the websites I’ve visited today about Amazon exploring the use of unmanned drones for rapid delivery of orders. Is this a realistic possibility, or a sci-fi pipe dream?

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jimlynch
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I think the whole drone thing was a publicity stunt, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to happen. Then again, I could be wrong. You never know.

kreiley
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I would think the legal concerns will eventually ground this idea. Seriously, the deliveries would be in urban environments, which suggest a lot of people. How many times would it take a drone falling on a person to generate a multi-million dollar lawsuit? I’m estimating somewhere in the one range. I just can’t see this actually happening.

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