5 Reasons Why Amazon Prime Air Is Fake And Won't Happen

Break.com Staff by Break.com Staff on Dec. 01, 2013

Minutes ago, Amazon released details about a futuristic Prime Air option that will deliver items you purchase on their website straight to your door within 30 minutes. Although Amazon says this option won't be available for a "number of years," we're here to tell you it will never happen.

Here are 5 reasons why Amazon Prime Air is a fantasy that will never become reality: 

  1. Hunters, or anyone else with access to a gun, will use those things as target practice. I must admit that having an Amazon unmanned drone on my mantel would be pretty darn cool.
     
  2. No lawyer would greenlight this idea. Imagine those blades tangling with a small child on their front lawn. Yeah, no. 
     
  3. Why would Amazon put all that effort into a delivery system that could only ship the smallest of items? Rarely does anything I order fit in a tub for baby wipes. 
     
  4. Speaking of those baby wipes tubs, where do they go after delivery? Does the drone come back to pick it up? Do you mail the tub back? Do you get to keep it? 
     
  5. If a rival delivery service got upset about lost business, what would stop those companies from creating a fleet of attack drones that would fly around and battle Amazon drones with lasers? 

Wait, that sounds awesome. I'd get baby wipes delivered to my house daily just to see the ensuing battle.

 

78 comments
Ryan J Whiteman Nester
Ryan J Whiteman Nester

Because you know more about e-commerce than Amazon. Shut your mouth Break and just make me laugh.

Robby-Shearer-522
Robby-Shearer-522 User

You should have put reason 5 first. that sold me instantly

Graeme-Robert-943
Graeme-Robert-943 User

wow, terrible article. 


1. so suddenly hunters are going to turn into criminals because they see a quadrocopter? If they had high powered rifles with scopes would they all be trying to shoot down passenger planes?


2. this is no less dangerous than automated cars. The drones will be aware of their surroundings more than a ups moron driving a truck and be able to react thousands of times faster. they can also put blade protectors on them


3. books, memory sticks, memory cards, hard drives, tablets, kindles, phones, jewellery, software, games, dvds/blurays, clothes, printer ink....so you buy yourself a new tv every week? 
Also, the box can be made bigger if need be.


4. it's the prototype. a more complete design may just be plastic wrapped card board like most parcels.


and to those people saying people will shoot them down and steal them? why aren't those people stealing delivery trucks every day? oh right, morals and things...

Kevin-Dlc-354
Kevin-Dlc-354 User

Go for your shotgun, we are getting free stuff!

John-Simms-351
John-Simms-351 User

Kill the job taking robots there just like illegal Mexicans take yr job and take yr money from the government assist

John-Simms-351
John-Simms-351 User

More jobs lost that stupid u guys know that there are many many people with out jobs and that may happen to u so I say give jobs to true blooded Americans not robots and beaners .

David Scroggins
David Scroggins

Did you not watch 60 Minutes? CEO of Amazon even talked about this happening..

Talentino-Max-835
Talentino-Max-835 User

Wrong, this will happen. Break needs smarter writers. 

Ricky Pellican
Ricky Pellican

watch out for those kids with the bb guns they will shoot it down and sell it just watch lol

Bill Henry
Bill Henry

knuckle heads will be shooting the suckers down and stealing our orders. Fuh-gettabout it

AJ Prestly
AJ Prestly

I'm a vendor for Amazon and they sent out an email about this today.

Jared Sam
Jared Sam

You have to be a moron to think this will never happen. It WILL happen, it's just a matter of when.

brnknot
brnknot User

Great way to get my hash delivered.

Ron McRae
Ron McRae

They said the device could deliver up to 5 pounds, which covers 85% of the objects they stock.

Phillip O'Riley
Phillip O'Riley

Flawed reasons 1. The drone will undoubtedly have a gps tracking chip inside of it, as well as cameras. 2. Cameras on the device will help guide it, as well as to be used as evidence if anyone lies about being hurt by one. 3. Lots of people do order small items like cds, blu-ray movies... 4. Not a big deal, but I imagine you just have it sent back by regular ground shipping or on a return order trip. 5. This is just stupid.

Ricardo Governa
Ricardo Governa

This is a hoax. Viral marketing. Oh wait I forgot, if it's on the internet it must be true. Much like Nigerian princesses. *facepalm*

Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson

Believe in all what? That Amazon intends to launch this concept.

Sergio-Puente-Jr--768
Sergio-Puente-Jr--768 User

How would they send packages in 30 mins from their warehouses? I think those drones would takes a few days to get to me from the nearest Amazon warehouse. 

Andres-Reyes-278
Andres-Reyes-278 User

lol honestly, lol people shooting in the city? LOL!!!! yeah right and the neighbors wont report a gunshot, lol. And seriusly a rival deliver company will send a fleet to stop amazon? dude you need to ............ Im just, let me explain this, there are laws that protect companies from smaller things that directly attacking your rival. Break company please do not allow this person do any further coments or whatever.

Ricardo Governa
Ricardo Governa

if you believe in all this you're too stupid to be allowed on the internet.

THamill
THamill User

Number 3 needs to get checked. If you watched the story, they said 86% of their items fall under the 5 lb minimum for these things to work. Tho I think its a pretty fictional idea too.

Matthew Fidler
Matthew Fidler

exactly!! have a little faith. concepts have obstacles.

Matthew Fidler
Matthew Fidler

there are countless flaws with this idea. but its a concept none the less, and with concepts comes obstacles.

Adam Sampson
Adam Sampson

Break is dumb as hell...They're just scared that the future is upon us, Unliked

Ian Green
Ian Green

Imagine all the pot shots at the drone when Call of Duty 10 is due for release :)

The_Numerous_Lawler
The_Numerous_Lawler User

What if that thing bumped into a child?  also It is almost impossible to navigate around around power lines since they aren't mapped by GPS (Trust me, I fly quadcopters for a living)

Andy Ascough
Andy Ascough

Those are the 5 shittest reasons I've ever heard! Stop preaching about shit you don't understand. If we can get to the moon I'm pretty sure we can design a propellor that has a guard on it!!

Sean Whisler
Sean Whisler

I am waiting fir Budwieser to start drone delivery

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

It' by no mean Fake and is already happening on a test bases. Either way, I needed the laugh. Thanks for the list. LOL!!!

Thomas Norman
Thomas Norman

Well another company is doing it in Australia.

Michael McGinnis
Michael McGinnis

Of course it is going to happen! Change people is a good thing! to all you narrow minded people! someone once said they could never fly people in the air..then the dawn of the airplane...duh!Its called the future of innovation and it happens everyday.... as you work on your computer that again... was was just an idea!!

Shaun Parker
Shaun Parker

Scalped and dismembered by plastic blades huh? Lmao

Guy McDonald
Guy McDonald

It will be open season for the rednecks with their shot guns here in Houston - Hey Bubba here comes another one of those metal birds again - Shoot It !!!! LOL

Ankit-Manchanda-279
Ankit-Manchanda-279 User

It is a solid idea and only needs some adjustments to make it more practical and ready to go. Skeptics will always question new technology and its limitations, just like they always have in the past.
Wait till it gets finalized. Every great idea needs a little bit of bashing, in order to overcome its shortcomings and silence everyone once and for all.

Lee Michael Strum
Lee Michael Strum

Sure it's possible and so are the lawsuits when some nit wit loses some fingers or gets scalped by the blades !!

Stephen Perrine
Stephen Perrine

I refuse to believe that this will never happen, because if they can't do it taco bell will never do it.. That means no taco copter.

Alex Henderson
Alex Henderson

never happen....really....how many things from 20-30-40 years ago did we say would never happen...remember computers on everyone's desk and telephones at every house....imagine every person having their own personal computer that works off of satellites giving full communication....crazyness that will never happen...personal chips installed in our bodies with health info...never going to happen....so...for your guys to say this will NEVER happen....i don't think YOU'VE thought through it clearly.

hexitnow
hexitnow User

@Shaun Parker Guess you didn't read about the kid that was partially decapitated by his own RC Plane. Dumbshit.