Delivery by Drone

2013-1202 Text Book Delivery by Drone (2)When I saw the CNN article about delivery by drone, the first thought that crossed my mind had nothing to do with adversity. However, when I finished writing a thank you note to the person who shared the story with me, I decided to read the article, and watch the video, again. During my second reading and viewing, it became clear how drone delivery could be the solution to many problems faced by our community members.

I definitely recognize obstacles including federal laws, state laws, county restrictions, increased air traffic, radio wave interference, coordination, weight restrictions, operations, delivery distance, and Orwellian fears. I also recognize the many benefits such as reduced traffic on roads, shorter delivery times, reduced packaging, fuel savings, and a cleaner environment.

Drone delivery could help people who cannot drive to restaurants, grocery stores, laundromats, or libraries. I can see how stores, malls, and outlets could use drone delivery as a competitive advantage over their competitors. Drone delivery could provide job demand in the fields of technology, manufacturing, programming, repair, GPS mapping, and operations.

Read the CNN article, watch the videos, and research the subject. Then decide if the benefits outweigh the detriments.

What Do You Think?

  • What concerns you about delivery by drone?
  • What excites you about delivery by drone?
  • Do the benefits of delivery by drone outweigh the detriments?
  • Is delivery by drone within two years a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-sensitive (SMART) goal?

Credits

Thanks to Dave for sharing the CNN article upon which this post is based; Greg Wallace for writing the article; CNN for posting the article; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, text, and video I used in this post.

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