lifestyle

Science is finally paying off: Drones set to deliver packages right to our doors.

Oh nothing – just a drone delivering a package. NO BIGGIE.

Finally, the future is coming through on a bunch of awesome promises it has so far failed to keep.

Drones will apparently be delivering packages right into our hands by 2015.

DRONES.

Amazon have decided that it’s time for Back to the Future/The Jetsons/every dream about the future you had as a child to become a reality. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed on US 60 Minutes last night that Amazon ‘Prime Air’ will be up and running as soon as they’ve negotiated the rules with those pesky government bodies that always get in the way of cool stuff.

The drone is basically a mini helicopter with claws. When you order something online, rather than a factory person putting your package on a post truck, a drone will latch onto your package, fly through the air like a total boss and have it to you within 30 minutes (if you live within 16kms of a distribution centre – if not, too bad too sad). Once you’ve got the item you couldn’t possibly wait more than half an hour for, Little Droney-Drone flies back to base. Take a look:

MIND. BLOWN.

“I know this looks like science fiction. It’s not,” says Amazon Chief Bezos. “We can do half-hour delivery… and we can carry objects, we think, up to five pounds, which covers 86 per cent of the items that we deliver.”

Of course, Bill Gates had to swoop in and be a total buzzkill. He was all “I don’t think this can work blah blah blah” and “Let’s be realistic chortle chortle”.

THE FUTURE IS NOW.

“I would say he’s probably on the optimistic or perhaps overoptimistic end of that,” Gates said.

CAN’T YOU JUST LET US HAVE THIS BILL?

No. He can’t. He continues:

“It’s great that people have dreams like that. If we can make the cost of delivery easier, then it’s not just books, it’s getting supplies out to people in tough places.”

Yesss (sideways glance)… ‘Deliver things to tough places’… That’s exactly what we were thinking…

Or PRESENTS TO OUR DOOR IN 30 MINUTES AMIRIGHT?!?

The awesome parts of the future are finally happening.

Follow Mamamia Rogue on Facbook

Rogue is Mamamia’s space for fun, viral and random content, with everything from feminism to pop culture. We scour the internet so you don’t have to, and bring all the best bits back.