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Published: Monday, Dec. 2 2013 3:55 p.m. MST

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Cowboy Dude

Robots to eliminate jobs in another industry.

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

This won't work but in certain suburban areas devoid of trees, power-lines, and other obstacles. Imagine these things trying to deliver packages in downtown Manhattan.

Hey It's Me
Salt Lake City, UT

Attention all thieves, get some binoculars and follow that drone!

American Fork, UT

Thieves, nothing! Amazon, meet second amendment. Filling the sky with free stuff and targets is not a good idea.

Logan, UT

Cowboy Dude,

Someone has to design, build, maintain, and monitor the robots. I don't remember reading about the economy tanking when electric lightbulbs made the candlemaking industry obsolete.

Wasatch Front, UT

On Doug Wright's KSL show this morning, a drone expert explained that --using today's best available technology (batteries, motors, blades, etc.)-- even the BEST drones that can pull-off this type of a payload delivery mission only have a range of about THREE MILES radius!!

So, what percentage of Americans live within 3 miles of a full blown Amazon warehouse?? Probably 0.000001% of our population? Amazon would have to build a HUGE warehouse every 5 miles on a grid covering the entire country for this system to work!

Also, these drones could only deliver small and/or lightweight items. Nothing large, bulky or heavy. So there again, this technology could only be used for probably 3-5% of Amazon's overall product shipments.

So.... while I AM excited to see companies pushing the envelope and being creative, this concept is still probably 20-30 years out, before it's economically feasible or even physically possible to accomplish.

Sorry to rain on Amazon's parade! 8^)

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