Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, is never short on surprises. His interview for 60 Minutes last Sunday definitely fit the bill.
The e-commerce juggernaut that is Amazon is constantly innovating and is widely recognized as the industry standard for internet sales. Bezos is constantly investing his product and it shows as Amazon’s revenue increased 24% in the last quarter. In his latest interview Bezos announced intentions to introduce a fleet of commercial drones which will deliver packages in 30 minutes.
Naturally the plans were met with skepticism not least from those close to the Federal Aviation Commission who would need to approve such technology. Those who support the technology agree that, if approved, commercial drones would revolutionize the industry.
Amazon still faces some hurdles, including getting approval from the FAA as well as improving their drone technology. According to experts, the current technology can only carry a few pounds and can’t stay in the air too long. This means that serving an entire metropolitan area carries additional logistical caveats.
Here is the video which has critics from both sides buzzing:
But what do you think, is this technology feasible? Would this crowd civilian airspace? What reasons does the FAA have to reject this type of technology?