Yes, The Drones Have Arrived

04 December 2013 |permalink | email article

Maureen Dowd notes in her New York Tiimes column that the novelty of flying cars never arrived. But flying novels are right around the corner.  If you aren’t nervous enough reading about 3-D printers spitting out handguns or Goggle robots with Android phones, imagine the skies thick with crisscrossing tiny drones. “I know it looks like science fiction. “It’s not,” Jess Bezos told Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes Sunday, unveiling his octocopter. drones. The Amazon founder is optimistic that the fleet of miniature robot helicopters clutching plastic containers will be able to follow GPS coordinates within a radius of ten miles and zip around the country providing half-hour delivery of packages up to 5 pounds—86 percent of Amazon’s stock - just as soon as the F.A.A. approves. “Wow! Rose said, absorbing it all.” 

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