Great Scott, Marty, the future is upon us. Bookstore-closing purveyor of cheap reads Amazon has unveiled its latest concept perfect for the achingly lazy, insufferably impatient consumer whore in all of us, announcing their future delivery system Prime Air: upstaging the harmless, well-toiled method of the postal service with Amazon branded drones.
Amazon states that, “Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations,” but their ultimate goal is to provide a service where customers can receive packages – by drone – in 30 minutes or less, a truly frightening concept for its inherent military vibes, and also because of its dauntingly alluring promise of convenience.
According to Amazon’s FAQ, Prime Air could be in place in the US as early as 2015; it also wisely answers the unashamedly honest question of “Is this science fiction?” with “It’s real”. It’s also worth noting that it isn’t a video game either.
Like a lil floating barbecue delivering you a lunchbox full of miscellaneous Amazon goods, the Prime Air system is revealed in the video below.