By marfdrat on December 1, 2013
I saw this on a segment of 60 Minutes tonight. Jeff Bezos showed Charlie Rose how Amazon’s Prime Air service will work. For packages under 5 pounds (which is over 80% of the products they sell), and delivery destinations within 10 miles of a distribution center, they’ll be able to deliver to your front door via an electric octo-copter drone. It’ll take another couple of years for them to roll the service out, as FAA rules aren’t even written to govern this kind of air traffic.
By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
People have been arrested, punched in the face, and treated like terrorists for refusing to turn off their electronic devices on planes. Despite the fact that there is no evidence that these devices interfere with the operation of a passenger plane, the rules continue to be enforced. One of the airlines even announced recently that their pilots were using iPads instead of paper flight manuals.