Here’s the Delivery Drone That Could Be Showing Up at Your Door

Just when will gift-bearing octocopter drones show up on your doorstep? Could be within 4-5 years, according to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Last night, in an interview with 60 Minutes' Charlie Rose, Bezos unveiled a plan to get thatAdventures of Sherlock Holmes DVD box set you impulse-shopped last night straight from the warehouse to your hands, all courtesy of our new postal overlords. “These are effectively drones,” said Bezos, “but there’s no reason they can’t be used as delivery vehicles.”

A lone remaining Amazon rainforest tree stands in a deforested section of Amazon rainforest, June 9, 2012 in Para state, Brazil. The Brazilian Amazon, home to 60 percent of the world’s largest forest and 20 percent of the earth’s oxygen, remains threatened by the rapid development of the country. The area is currently populated by over 20 million people and is challenged by deforestation, agriculture, mining, a governmental dam building spree, illegal land speculation including the occupation of forest reserves and indigenous land and other issues.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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