Amazon has been awarded a patent for a giant flying warehouse that acts as a launchpad for drones to deliver items within minutes.
The U.S. e-commerce giant described plans for an “airborne fulfillment center” (AFC) such as an airship or blimp that would float at an altitude of around 45,000. The airship will be stocked with lots of products.
When a customer places an order, a drone or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will fly down and deliver the package. Amazon insists that this would require little power because the drone would be gliding down rather than having to take off and land.
“When the UAV departs the AFC, it may descend from the high altitude of the AFC using little or no power other than to guide the UAV towards its delivery destination and/or to stabilize the UAV as it descends,” the patent filing explains.
Guys, GUYS. Its happening. IT’S HAPPENING!
I’m very hyped for this. We are about twenty years away from flying cities. Fuck, we are this close to a real life Bioshock. The crazy thing is we’re closer to Infinite aka sky Bioshock instead of deep sea trench original Bioshock (but Lew, there’s the original one in space! Yea that can suck a fat one). That’s how crazy deep sea is. There’s all sorts of shit we can’t handle down there.
So let’s actually look at how this shit is going down: