Amazon Delivery Drones: Indications Point To India For Beta Testing

Summary

  • Amazon.com leaps for paradigm shift due to crowding in the same-day delivery space.
  • I provide an analysis of Eminent Domain of the "Heavens" & Logistics via Easement.
  • Amazon.com: Investments in India and their tolerance for unmanned flight is a leading indicator.
  • Matching Amazon's Prime Air with key consumer goods is a thesis for trickle-down sales growth.

Following the broadcast of Super Bowel XLVIII, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos, informed the world via CBS 60 Minutes that octocopters (drones) would one day deliver packages. Audiences were still recovering from the shock of the best NFL offensive team, the Denver Broncos, losing by a historic point differential -- skeptical ears were attuned. At the same time, American consumers had grown concerned about new tech and the correlation to government surveillance due to information leaked by Edward Snowden.

Funding The Paradigm Shift

Although the public had long been accustomed to ultralights and hot air balloons navigating overhead without a licensed pilot (14 CFR Part 103), they were not making the same connection with octocopters. The concerned correlation between a UAV and a small mounted video camera, a common application via GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO), gave consumers pause (See Preparing For The Defense: Mind Reading Skills and Surveying). Would delivery drones reduce privacy? This new found caution for privacy hadn't slowed down push button contracts for smartphone apps.

Currently, app sales are still robust, especially when paired with celebrity endorsements, e.g., Kim Kardashian and Glu Mobile's (NASDAQ: GLUU) "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood". Contracts like these allow access to phone status and identity, test access to protected storage, determine approximate location, etc. Google's map and street view has already captured our images, homes and vehicles. The only privacy: small blurs to cover our faces and license plates.

Amazon.com can't surpass the already softened barrier between consumer privacy and trending services, it merely needs to address the proclivity. With Bezos' (Nash Holdings LLC) purchase of the Washington Post and the use of D.C. based lobbying firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Amazon.com will be able to emphasize the pros and diffuse the cons. An ability to deliver product within 30 minutes, is the

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