Well, it’s here. The future. Or at least, the future as Internet entrepreneur Jeff Bezos sees it.
In the first few days after Thanksgiving, when talk in the retail industry tends to focus on Walmart, Target, Black Friday, etc., the CEO of the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com, flipped the script.
Instead of the usual talking points, Bezos had everyone discussing Amazon’s idea to make online shopping even easier by using autonomous, flying drones to deliver packages.
Bezos explained the idea, called “Amazon Prime Air,” while being featured for a segment on the venerable CBS news program “60 Minutes.”
The television show, as usual, aired on a Sunday evening, a day ahead of the busiest Internet shopping day of the year, particularly for Amazon,... [ MORE ]