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    Amazon Patents Flying Warehouses Staffed by Armies of Delivery Drones

    Amazon Patents Flying Warehouses Staffed by Armies of Delivery Drones
    January 4, 2017 by PAUL RATNER

    If you are wondering about how the city of a near future might look like, imagining giant airships roaming the skies might soon be a pretty safe bet. A patent for Amazon’s flying warehouses revealed some quite futuristic but also very possible technological solutions that the online retail leader is looking to implement.

    The patent, found by by Zoe Leavitt of CB Insights, describes “airborne fulfillment centres” (AFC) that will float above cities, at 45,000 ft, carrying goods to be delivered by an army of drones.

     

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  • Marym625 (12031 posts)
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    1. So we're moving into the Jetsons era!

    821484_1
  • Hotler (285 posts)
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    2. If you quit shopping Amazon the shit

    will go away. it will dry up without money. The biggest weapon we have as citizens that can’t be stopped by the police is our wallets and pocket books. Now that Christmas is over shut the spending down. Cut off your cable and dish, ditch your cell phone, boycott pro sporting events, boycott chain restaurants etc. for one year and we will gain a major foothold against the 1%. They can’t force us to spend money.

    For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed; And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!
    • leveymg (1219 posts)
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      3. Get laid-off. Subvert capitalism.

      Not sure that it really works that way. :-(

      • Hotler (285 posts)
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        5. I said nothing about being laid-off.

        Just being selective with our spending.

        For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed; And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!
    • MistaP (3429 posts)
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      6. Amazon got so big through its connections: the more money you get the more

      fields you can worm into; and then they play the old “we just provide goods and services at the market rate by using ideas nobody else thought of” schtick

      automation always means someone’s getting paid less to do the heavy lifting out in the back

      https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09TEGUCIGALPA645_a.html (Third Way = Bell Curve)
  • FanBoy (4561 posts)
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    4. glad to be on my way out. this creepy future is of no interest to me

    isolated people buying shit delivered by automated drones.

    what are these folks using for money since their jobs are gone

    and who are they interacting with as their jobs and the public square are gone

    and being so isolated, who are they anyway, who is programming them

    nah, no interest except scholarly