Amazon Patents New Floating Warehouse

The online retailer has plans to develop airborne fulfillment centers that would fly 45,000 feet up to deliver goods to customers by drone.
2:52 | 12/30/16

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I think this might unequivocally be our favorite story of the day. Let's see. May seem like science fiction but Amazon is working on high-flying plans for future deliveries and T.J. Holmes has the company's plan to take flight with floating warehouses, yes, T.J. Yes, and, Paula, let's be clear about what we're talking about. You place an order on Amazon and the merchandise you order and the drone that brings it dekrendz from the sky from a floating warehouse where they've been stored so in a Kies like this track your package, all you have to do is look up. We've heard all about drones dropping packages, pizza and presents at your doorstep. Now Amazon has plans to take it a step further. The online behemoth hoping to move your big box store out of the strip mall into the sky complete with an army of drones to deliver directly to your door within minutes. ??? sound a little like close encounters of the drone kind or something dreamed up by "The jetsons." These airbern fulfillment centers would store all your favorite Amazon goodies inside. Once the order is placed on the drones would be released delivering your DVDs, books, yoga pants, whatever, directly to your door. But tech experts say that despite Amazon's grand plans shoppers shouldn't be looking to the skies just yet. It's not uncommon at all for companies to file and receive approval for dozens and dozens of patents that they may have no intention of putting the resources behind to bring them to fruition. If there's one company that can make it happen, it might very well be Amazon. So, again, they have been experimenting with this already but the drones we're talking and some of the deliveries made have been drones that pick up something from a warehouse and bring it to you. These would be stationed in the sky and, again, let's be clear -- Will we all pretend there is no drone here? Focus right here. I need you to focus. I'm a pro. No, but like she said, they apply for the patent just in case down the road they want to do it. Amazing that, yes, technology all of it is right there these days in the palm of your hand. Speaking of in the palm of your hand -- Oh! We need to get a replay of that. How many times did you practice? I was not practicing. Didn't I just say I was a professional. You are a professional. My drone operator. He goes with me everywhere. He's leaving now. We put it in Dan's hands. Dan Harris, you were so close. Oh. Sorry. I broke the drone. I'm so sorry. I'm getting the evil eye here so we should probably -- actually he said I'll get a bill in the mail.

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