Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the future of parcel shipment Sunday night on “60 Minutes”: 30-minute or less unmanned delivery drones.
The ambitious secret R&D concept would utilize “octocopters” powered by GPS that could drop your Amazon.com order off on your doorstep within a half hour of checkout. Bezos says the idea is not science fiction — it is our legitimate online shopping future. The visionary executive sees the revolutionary method of shipping as about four or five years out from being our reality. So why not unveil the project on the eve of Cyber Monday?
Charlie Rose was impressed — but what about the common man? Naturally, the people took to Twitter to react. The posts reflected a mixture of shock, excitement and sarcasm, as only the instantaneous nature of social media truly can. Here are 12 of the best Amazon Prime Air jokes in 140-characters or less:
"I NEED SOME DECAF K-CUPS, WEE-WEE PADS, AND A BAG OF FUN SIZED TWIX IN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES. THIS IS DIRE." http://t.co/uf9xc0oniN
— Chloe Dykstra (@skydart) December 2, 2013
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I predict that one day Kanye West is going to get married to an Amazon drone.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 2, 2013
Is there a separate twitter I can check out for Tweets not related to the Amazon drone?
— Vince Mancini (@VinceMancini) December 2, 2013
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Feverishly working on my own drone system to shoot down Amazon drones. Got a lot of free merchandise coming
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) December 2, 2013
Just so you guys know, i'm keeping every Amazon drone that comes to my home.
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) December 2, 2013
Ugh, ’60 Minutes’ just retracted the Amazon drone story. Turns out their source was a bitter former http://t.co/lIpBpY7tYs employee.
— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) December 2, 2013
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Cyber Monday will be a national holiday when the Amazon Air drones take over.
— Gavin Purcell (@gavinpurcell) December 2, 2013
Thanks, Amazon. Nothing creepier than a drone with a smile.
— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) December 2, 2013
Please note: I will be delivering my tweets by drone today.
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) December 2, 2013
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I missed an Amazon drone delivery. pic.twitter.com/neJxYANj6p
— So-called "Barry" (@QuantumPirate) December 2, 2013