Everyone is scared that one day robots will take over human jobs! well, I’m sorry to break the news to you but it’s here. Amazon is now testing their new Amazon Prime Air drone to deliver packages to people in the UK. this is going to replace a postman’s job and others like it. Before you know it, mailing anything could be all done by technology and no man power.
In the article, “9 things you need to know about Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service”, it mentions that the customer would need a helipad in their garden. The problem with this is what if you don’t have a yard and you live in an apartment complex. Would this not apply to apartment/ condo owners? another reason why this wouldn’t work is, what if the person has a pet like a dog. the drone flying into their yard could potentially put their pets in danger and injury them unintentionally.
They also mention that deliveries would be tricky if the customer lives in a flat or tower block. This means anyone that lives in a city with telephone poles and other obstacles, it will be hard to fly the drone into their backyard. another issue that they forgot to address is if you live close or on a military base. In my opinion these drones would not be able to fly there due to restricted air space. This also leads me to believe that Washington DC would not be able to participate in this.
Amazon says that the drone will be able to detect pigeons and other birds but for some reason i don’t believe this at all. Most of the time birds fly in groups and i see a Lot of drones coming into contact with these animals. This doesn’t leave out people that shoot them down for so called “prizes” since they are carrying packages.
One of their notable actions they said was that it’s going to be quick, very quick. That all depends on how far the drone has to fly and if it has enough battery to reach its destination. This also will vary on weather conditions. i can’t see any drone flying when its raining. that would not be practical.
Ultimately these so called “good aspects” of drone delivery have negative connotations and it seems that this article is trying to cover them up by giving you these outlandish ideas on how drone delivery is good.