Jeffrey Mincey on Amazon’s new drone delivery service:
Changing weather conditions alone should tell you this is a really, really dumb idea that is far more gimmick than future. Looks cool. Can be done. Drone deliveries won’t happen for the masses. Birds attack drones. Other drones attack drones. Americans love our 2nd amendment rights and one of them is the option to shoot down drones that fly over or near our homes with the obvious intent of spying on us (you can’t read that Amazon logo 400 feet away).
What if it’s illegal to interfere with a drone?
Sure, there will be laws against attacking drones but that won’t stop people from using drones to attack the delivery in-flight, and carrying off as prey an iPhone or MacBook while the blip falls off the radar. Even if a delivery drone makes it to the house and survives attacks by birds who don’t like the flying competition, neighborhood dogs and cats and even kids will take great joy bringing the flying beast to a stop and dragging it into the brush.
Yeah, this ain’t gonna make it to the masses.