- Yoni Heisler
Since I recently reviewed a cool, better-than-toy quadricopter for the 2013 Network World Holiday Gift Guide, I was intrigued to see the demo of Amazon's proposed octocopter delivery system, wherein packages of up to five pounds could be delivered by autonomous helicopter drone within 30 minutes of ordering for many Amazon customers. I heard on 60 Minutes that about 85% of what Amazon sells is five pounds or less.
So, then, the technology is feasible. The intended market is large. It's great marketing regardless. But it's not going to fly - figuratively or practically. Why, you ask? In no particular order, the following list took literally two minutes to compile, so I'm sure there's more. But, just for starters:
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