Amazon missing pigeon post?

Amazon has a lot to do before Prime Air’s drones start flying

Forgot to blog about Amazon prime air earlier this week. Amazon plans to deliver some goods via drones/octocopters.

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos says.

The drones, called Octocopters, could deliver packages weighing up to 2.3kg to customers within 30 minutes of them placing the order, he said.

Theres a million reasons why its not going to happen in the next few years but the thing which I believe Amazon have missed is Pigeon post.

Pigeon posts packet switching network is a lot more efficient and could scale way beyond Amazon’s idea of one Octocopter per package. If your going to do it, do it with scale in mind Bezos!

As Nathan Rae posted to tech news today

Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.