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Drone on: Novel uses for Amazon's drone delivery

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  • Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos wants his company to deliver goods -- in 30 minutes or less -- using drones.

      Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos wants his company to deliver goods -- in 30 minutes or less -- using drones.
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Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos wants his company to deliver goods -- in 30 minutes or less -- using drones.

While many regulatory hurdles stand in the way, it's not hard to imagine how such a service might change our lives. Forget home delivery. With the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project, Amazon can potentially deliver goods to customers who are camped out in the middle of a field. Here are some novel ways consumer might make use of a delivery drone service:

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-- Sitting at the ballpark and don't want to pay $8.50 for a beer? No worries, as an Amazon Prime customer, the "Amazon Express Chopper" will bring you a cold six-pack of your favorite craft beer for just $7.

-- You're out on a romantic picnic with your girlfriend when the silence is broken by a low buzzing. The chopper slowly approaches her with a diamond ring and a note: Will you marry me?

-- Out hiking in the woods and hungry? Don't fret. Amazon will bring you a hot pizza with all the toppings. And don't forget that 30-minutes-or-less guarantee.

-- Want the latest news? Twitter and iPhones are so 2013. Amazon will bring you a freshly printed copy of the Bezos-owned Washington Post.

-- For the right price, maybe the drone will even change your baby's diaper and fly off with the dirty one.

-- Your high school English teacher announces a Monday morning pop quiz. But you didn't bother to read Macbeth over the weekend. No worries, Amazon will race the Cliff's Notes version to you faster than you can say "summer school."

-- Forgot your mother's birthday? No you didn't. Amazon will fly flowers to her doorstep with "hand-signed" card --at any hour.

-- Finally, an unmanned aircraft could be used to deliver your very own drone. Just don't use the new toy to start delivering goods yourself. If you do, Bezos might send his new drone army after you.

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