Amazon's Delivery Drones

  • Aired:  12/02/13
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reveals his company's plan to offer 30-minute delivery via drones. (3:17)

FOLKS, I WANT TO WISH YOU ALL AMERRY SOONER MONDAY!

AND FOR ANY NON-CHRISTIANVIEWERS.

HAPPY ROBOT CHANUKAH.

NOW, I SPENT MY CYBER MONDAYCYBERRING ON amazon.com

BECAUSE I LOVE THEIR OVERNIGHTDELIVERY SERVICE.

I LIKE TO SNUGGLE UNDER THECOVERS WITH THE HAPPY THOUGHT

THAT IN THE NEXT THREE HOURS MYNEW THREE-SPEED CAN OPENER WILL

MOVE TO A DIFFERENT WAREHOUSE.

AMAZON'S OVERNIGHT DELIVERY OFSUCH ITEMS AS 15 FOOT

TRAMPOLINES AND $25,000 84 INCHTELEVISIONS HAS ONE FATAL FLAW.

IT TAKES FOREVER!

(LAUGHTER)IF I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW

FOR MY ITEMS TO ARRIVE THEREGOES TONIGHT'S PLANS TO WATCH

"MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" WHILEDOING BACK FLIPS ON MY

TRAMPOLINE.

(LAUGHTER)FORTUNATELY, AMAZON C.E.O. AND

BILLIONAIRE BUSYTOWN WORM JEFFBEZOS --

(LAUGHTER).

HE GETS THAT THIS IS A PROBLEMAND IS HE'S DOING SOMETHING TO

SOLVE IT.

>> THESE ARE OCTOCOPTERS.

THESE ARE EFFECTIVELY TKREPB BUSTHERE'S NO REASONS THEY CAN'T BE

USED AS DELIVERY VEHICLES.

WE CAN DO HALF HOUR DELIVERY.

>> HALF HOUR TKHR +EUFLY.

>> AND WE CAN CARRY OBJECTS UPTO FIVE POUNDS WHICH COVERS 86%

OF THE ITEMS THAT WE DELIVER.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, THESEAMAZON DRONES ARE A GREAT IDEA.

AND GUARANTEED TO BE SAFE THANKSTO ALL THE DRONE TESTING WE'VE

DONE OVERSEAS!

(LAUGHTER)I MEAN, WORST-CASE SCENARIO, A

FEW HOMES GET CARPET GIFTED WITHSOME COLLATERAL GENEROSITY.

BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR HOWSIMPLE IT IS WHEN THERE'S THIS

CAREFULLY-PRODUCED SHORT FILMFROM AMAZON.

THERE'S THE DRONE PICKING UP THEPACKAGE AND FLYING OUT OF THE

WAREHOUSE NAVIGATING THROUGH THEPARTS OF AMERICA WITH NO TREES,

PHONE LINES, OR BUILDINGS THENLANDING ON YOUR DOORSTEP WHILE

YOUR FAMILY COWERS INSIDE UNTILAFTER THE SEMIAUTONOMOUS BLADE

WIELDING OCTOCOPTER LEAVES.

YES, NATION, FLYING PRODUCTS TOOUR DOORSTEP INSIDE OF HALF AN

HOUR IS A BOLD PLAN RIGHT OUT OFSCIENCE FICTION.

IT LEAVES MY WITH ONLY ONEQUESTION: WHY DOES IT TAKE SO

LONG?

I WANT MY STUFF NOW!

AND I KNOW HOW TO GET IT.

SO PUT ON YOUR FUTURE HAT, JEFFBEZOS BECAUSE I'VE COOKED UP AN

IDEA THAT WILL BRING BUYING ASWE KNOW IT TO A NEW LEVEL.

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND PICTURETHIS.

I'M GOING TO KEEP MY EYES OPENBECAUSE I HAVE TO READ THESE

WORDS HERE BUT EVERYBODY ELSE,HERE'S THE IDEA.

AMAZON LOCATIONS THAT CUSTOMERSCAN WALK INTO AND BUY THINGS!

(LAUGHTER)AND THE INVENTORY WOULD BE

ARRANGED NOT AS DROPDOWN MENUSBUT ROWS OF PHYSICAL MERCHANDISE

A CUSTOMER CAN ACTUALLY TOUCH!

AND INSTEAD OF WAITING PRECIOUSMINUTES FOR A DRONE TO ARRIVE

THEY CAN PLACE THEIR SELECTIONSINTO A WHEELED BASKET

CONVEYANCE.

IT'S INSPIRED BY YOUR WEB SITE'SABSTRACT CART GRAPHIC.

(LAUGHTER)THUS, THEY HAVE THE PRODUCTS

INSTANTLY.

I CALL IT AMAZON LIVE.

CALL ME, BEZOS.

YOUR MONEY AND MY IDEA WE CANHAVE THESE SPENDING HABIT

OPPORTUNITY PLACES-- OR SHOPS,AS I CALL THEM-- UP AND RUNNING

BY 2025.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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