Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced the initiative last night on the CBS program 60 Minutes. "I know this looks like science fiction, it’s not," Bezos said.
But don't expect to see these drones buzzing overhead any time in the near future. "Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations," Amazon says.
Though, that could be as early as 2015, the company says.