Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Drones and Robots

The buzz, lately, has been the drones that Amazon plans to use to deliver packages. Not for few years and in a limited capacity. Still, it’s pretty 1984 stuff. Well, maybe 2084, but you know what I mean. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/02/amazon-drone-delivery-jeff-bezos-hype
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However, didyou know that Amazon is planning, more immediately, to use robots in the warehouses? 4 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRg_1j-iWFU
Staples and Best Buy already use these! I had no idea.


Amazon declines to comment.

Here are a couple of hilarious recordings of Samantha West, a telemarketing robot:

These are great stories for science fiction writers. But what about people? Are we going to become obsolete. We can just sit around designing robots, I guess, and waiting for packages to be delivered from the sky.


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