Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Amazon Wants to Put Skyscraper Warehouses Drone Hives in Cities Around the World"

But what about the 3D printed asteroid miners?

From Futurism:
Amazon has recently filed a patent application that could give a glimpse into the company’s vision for the future of delivery. The application calls it a “multilevel fulfillment center,”  and the patent shows a tower pockmarked with drone sized openings which will likely make it easier for the online retail giant to deliver in urban areas. Amazon says there is a “growing need and desire to locate fulfillment centers within cities, such as in downtown districts and densely populated parts of the cities.”
Image credit: Amazon/US Patent and Trademark Office
Warehouse space takes up a large amount of land that urban centers tend to not have a lot of, so going vertical opens up new possibilities for the company in these settings. The addition of drones will help to both keep labor and shipping costs down while also allowing for the quickest delivery possible with today’s technology....MORE