Online retailer Amazon.com is testing package delivery using drones, the company's CEO Jeff Bezos told CBS television program "60 Minutes" late Sunday.
Bezos said the drones – unmanned vehicles that can fly through the air – could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds or 2.3 kilograms, media reported.
According to Bezos, the drones could be in operation within four or five years.
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Drones are often associated with military use. For instance drones have been used by the U.S. military to shoot missiles at enemy targets in countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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The interview with Bezos sparked a flurry of comments on Twitter. Here are some:
Reindeer were just a simpler society's metaphor for the incomprehensible sight of Bezos's Christmas drones
Do I need to order a copy of Orwell's 1984 via Amazon drone? Or will the algorithms just know when to drop me one?
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