Why Amazon drone delivery dream is not just spin
Brad Templeton, a futurist and a member of the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the current systems for delivery - "with the exception of pizza" - were too cumbersome and expensive for today's online shoppers. Autonomous vehicles, including drones, promise a faster, cheaper option.
"The cost of use will be pennies on the dollar compared to today's delivery systems," Templeton said. This, he added, could very quickly eat into the business of many delivery companies.