There's a lot of chatter about drones. Drones are the unmanned aircraft that go around killing people in wars. The U.S. is expanding the use of mini-drones inside the country. The FAA has already granted 327 licenses, and it projects as many as 10,000 licensed systems by 2017. It would mostly be used by local police and first responders.
SF startup Tacocopter is working on something that will used unmanned delivery to deliver...you guessed it...tacos. Unfortunately, it was a hoax. But what if it wasn't?
What if drones were used commercially? What would that look like?
Here's future of commercial drones:
Amazon sets up same-day delivery service but instead of using UPS, there would be 10,000 drone copters in every metropolitan area flying at a low altitude. Every doorstep would have tiny landing pads.
Everytime you order from Amazon, a drone came and delivered it to you. No human capital needed. And these things could work 24/7.
When the drones aren't in use by Amazon: If my mom wanted to send me some food from her house 25 miles away, Amazon would let her lease drone time to deliver it from her doorstep to mine for $3/hour.
Amazon Drone has a nice ring to it.