Amazon drones: nine ways it could go horribly wrong

by Daniel Johnson, The Telegraph  |  published on December 3, 2013

Welcome to the future: Amazon is testing delivering packages using drones.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said on Sunday the unmanned vehicles could deliver packages weighing up to five pounds (2.3kg), which represents roughly 86 per cent of packages Amazon delivers.

The drones will pick up items from Amazon’s distribution centres and fly them to customer’s homes using GPS, but only within a 10-mile radius. Mr Bezos admitted is “looks like science fiction” but said “we can do half-hour delivery”.

Some have dismissed the announcement as a PR stunt, the typically grouchy Guardian among others, but what could be some of the terrifying consequences of the technology going wrong?

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