June 8, 2023

Amazon showed off a new drone on Wednesday that it says will be delivering packages within “months.” In a “60 Minutes” interview back in 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showcased his firm’s “octocopter” delivery drones, and predicted they could be operational by 2018. To be fair to Bezos, he admitted at the time that there was a lot of work that needed to go into making the drones safe, and he’s only missed his own deadline by a little under a year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Back in 2013, Jeff Bezos predicted that Amazon’s drone delivery service would have lift off in five years’ time. 2018 came and went, and no drones materialised. On Wednesday however, Amazon unveiled its new delivery drone, and said it’s almost ready to put it to work. Bezos, now the world’s richest man, showed off Amazon’s “octocopter” delivery drones to CBS’s “60 Minutes” in 2013. When asked how long it would take before the drones were up and running, Bezos replied: “I’m an optimist… could it be four, five years? I think so. It will work, and it will happen, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun.” Read more: Amazon is…

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