Amazon caused a stir a few months ago when the online retail giant proposed delivering packages using unmanned aerial aircrafts. The company has even set up Amazon Prime Air, “a future delivery system” it boasts will get packages delivered in 30 minutes or less.
Talk about instant gratification.
There’s no timeframe on that happening, however. But has Amazon inspired others to look more closely into the drone delivery sector? Maybe – Cyprus Mail just reported that the tiny Mediterranean island country wants to see if delivering mail via drone would be a feasible idea.
Sofronis Chartas, a senior postal inspector, says 50,000 Euros have been set aside for a study to develop a plan of how it could safely and effectively work. Cyprus showed off the idea by delivering a package to President Nicos Anastasiades during a speech.
Will these initiatives become reality? There are plenty of skeptics. A poster on Reddit laid out 10 reasons why Amazon Prime Air will never get off the ground – a mix of potential problems including flying in inclement weather, privacy concerns, cost and inefficiency, to name a few. You can read the entire argument here.
What do you think about drone deliveries – sky-high potential or full of hot air? Add a comment and continue the conversation.