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
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.
Wall Street Journal article on this: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303330204579246012421712386
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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