Flying postman

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FINALLY. IT has arrived. CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has declared the company’s most awesome offering of the year – a delivery service directly from their warehouse, using flying drones! You cannot expect anything more cool than this. Seriously. Every time the postman would either leave me a note or left me stranded with just seconds from the door before he zooms off, leaving me completely furious. ‘Amazon Prime Air’ as they call the service, is here to solve my woes. Apparently the actual flying objectives are known as the ‘octocopter’. And as Bezos had said, each drone can basically deliver up to five-pound worth of package in the short span of half-an-hour. I would safely assume this service is going to run locally on a domestic basis in each country. Nonetheless, it is still cool. What really matters is not just the kind of technology we are relying on, but that this piece of technology actually goes green. The reality is most often or not technology brings more harm than kind but the drones which are powered by electricity, are still a greener approach compared to fumes emitting trucks. Amazon is another example of big giant corporations adopting a greener approach coupled with innovative solutions to improve our daily lives. Admirable.

 “You give them coordinates and which GPS locations to fly to, and they take off and fly,” said Bezos.

News that flies

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This should have been an idea for most people by now. Well, at least for me I have always toyed with the idea of having small remote copters doing wonders in our daily lives. Here La Poste, France’s national public/private mail service has decided to go the innovative route by using the “Quadrocopter” to do the delivery. The copters are also controlled by mobile devices through apps. Looks cool huh? Fascinating.