How is unmanned aircraft delivery affecting us?

When the year is coming to an end and everyone is busy checking out their holiday shopping list, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s boss and founder, dropped a bomb that cause every chat room on the planet to explode.

Just days ago, Jeff Bezos revealed that work has already started at Amazon to introduce human-less drone delivery planes. As of now, there is yet any concrete sign of when this would eventually become a reality but, it seems that clearing the regulatory pathway is more daunting than clearing the technological hurdles.

Already images of unmanned aircraft bearing Amazon’s logo are sprouting up all over the Internet. Some gets really creative by jumping ahead of the pack and predict what the rules would be like when this insane idea come into reality.

Nonetheless thousands of questions remain and definitely, we have no definite answer to those questions, at least before we get to see the real thing in action. Just thinking out loud, there are a number of basic questions that Bezos (maybe) have the answer. Even with no serious thinking, I am able to come up with sets of questions that I’m sure most people would be interested in their answers too.

Since these planes will require no human operator, where will all the delivery men go? Do they still have a job then? Will it cause more people to be unemployed?So the issue is, when taken as a whole, is this going to be good for the economy as a whole or is this going to be better for Amazon (as they get to improve their margin with the lower cost)?

What would the delivery cost be? Will the $35 minimum qualifying order still remain? Or will it be lower or higher?

We can obviously go on and on but for now, I’d prefer to keep all fingers crossed. Given what Amazon has become in the past few years, I’d trust that they have what it takes and assume that they’ll be capable of pulling all the parts and make this into a reality in five years time.

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Backpack Savings Pointers

From the beginning of time, the usage of backpack had always been widespread and it’s one that finds its use regardless of race and civilization. This is not surprising given the numerous crucial uses of backpacks in our life. If you are say someone with obsession for traveling and used to doing it on your own (free-and-easy), you understand how a good backpack can conveniently keep all sort of things, from clothings to equipments to invaluables. For students, the utilization of backpacks has developed from the text-book carrier to laptop (or nowadays tablet) carrier. Backpacks aren’t limited to these use cases and fashion fans have turned to backpack as a form of attractive stylish accessories.

One important thing to do if you plan to buy a new backpack is always to to define the particular purposes your backpack is going to be used for. Your hunting – whether it is for the best backpacks for college or others – would have been a whole lot easier if that is obvious to you since the start. The key reason why I am saying it is because backpack itself is really a generic term but there’s a wide selection of different needs or specialties and there are few reputable brands that dominate each specialty segment. Therefore the next time you are looking for the strongest hiking backpacks, you have to look at brands like Osprey instead of High Sierra. This implies that you can instantly narrow down your choices and concentrate only those brands that you will probably find yourself selecting anyway.

Students form an important market segment of the backpack shoppers. When I refer to college student, it might often be referring to senior high school though. Throughout my school years, I still recall clearly that I needed to bring many bulky textbooks and very often, they were a lot more than what my backpack could handle. But recently, with the emergence of portable PCs with tablet computers and laptops as the main driving forces, there’s been a paradigm revolution when it comes to how lessons are conducted. Among the change is actually towards electronic books as opposed to physical books. On paper, this should really be a good news to college guys because it would mean that you will have lesser number of textbooks to carry to school which could only mean less heavier backpacks. Things didn’t turn out as what most students would have hoped for. Today’s notebooks are far more capable than most powerful desktop of last generation and 17-inch laptop is popular today. Ask any college student and they will let you know that owning paper-light Macbook Air is the biggest desire but it remains a luxury for many college students.

Of the whole backpack market, one sizeable market segment is made up of the adventure lovers. Outdoor is a general term and it encompasses activities including light hiking, camp fire to professional mountaineering. Jansport is the first name that flashes through many people’s thoughts when referring to backpack. While it’s certainly one of the fine brand, it is good to note that they are known for their college backpack rather than outdoor. One specific manufacturer that most adventure enthusiasts love to opt for is Osprey. Be warned though that the best outdoor backpacks, say a backpack that is best for hiking, will not be one that has the best visual appeal.

Given the all encompassing nature in the way backpacks have been tailored and deployed, backpack search is no longer as trivial as grabbing one from the department store shelf and say that you have the ultimate backpack. There have been many well-written backpack reviews that could help to serve as a bridge to that information gap. I need to emphasize that getting hold of the relevant reviews is important. You don’t want to find yourself scouring through laptop backpack reviews if your goal is to look for a good hiking daypack as the discussions could be quite out of context.

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Based on these knowledge alone, I am certain that backpack is a thing that will always find its relevancy. Backpack will always evolve and keep pace with the evolving lifestyle needs and fashion trends. The more appropriate question would be what dimension would future backpacks take on. It’s a question when the response will be dependent on how thin and small future computing devices will be. Given all the constant talk of collapsible and bendable screen technology, it is quite likely that the size of notebooks could shrink to one-half its current size or even smaller. You know what the implications this will bring to backpack sizes.