Amazon is experimenting with autonomous flying delivery drones

Between launching a charity-friendly buying program, announcing Sunday deliveries, and gearing up for the first wave of frenzied holiday shoppers, Amazon has been busy these past few weeks. But that didn’t stop CEO Jeff Bezos from spending a decent chunk of time talking to Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes about something, well, new.

A few decades from now, we may fondly look back and recall a simpler time before flying robots delivered our wants and needs. At least that might be the case if Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s latest delivery experiment turns out the way he plans. On 60 MinutesSunday night, Bezos unveiled his intention to create Amazon Prime Air—a network of flying delivery drones that could be dropping off packages at customers’ doors as soon as 2017.

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