The gargantuan digital retail hub is constantly inventing new and careless methods of increasing the efficiency of deliveries, but at the cost of basic common sense. After announcing a bold plan last October to begin testing in-home services which literally gives couriers complete access to a home, the company has upped the stakes and now wants to drop packages in the trunk of a car or truck.
In the case of the massive fleets of Prius vehicles collectively striving for the pole position in the race for the carbon footprint feel good 500 of guilt sponsored by PETA, a highly specialized drone interface will ensure that parcels navigate the trunk-less infrastructure. For deliveries to pick-up trucks, customers have the option of shooting down the flying bots, to guarantee shipment, or “hoverment”.
Currently, within the hierarchy of the package delivery industry there exists an small percentage of fraud, in electronics and devices “mysteriously” disappearing en route from the factory or retailer to the customer. However, the user is typically protected and covered through basic company policy.
In actively sending couriers into the confines of the home and the automobile, what sort of guarantees is Amazon offering in reference to stringent background checks on delivery personal to ensure that the criminal element is not able to infiltrate the program and to prevent a possible privacy breach, in the event that everything that could go wrong, does? What’s next, mutated dwarf infused delivery directly to the front pocket, while walking to the local speakeasy on a Wednesday evening? Again, nothing could go wrong here. (I swear, our technology is hack-proof.)
Well, at least Bezos owns the Washington Post, and has the ace in his back pocket to publish a story on the positive benefits of Amazon’s tendrils eventually interfacing directly with the frontal cortex.
Read the ABC News article here.