Amazon striving to deliver soulless automation

I recently watched the grimmest Christmas story I’ve seen in a long time. It was Amazon video of its first drone delivery.

For the past several years, Amazon has been trying to deliver packages via drones. On Dec. 7, the company announced it had officially launched its program, known as Prime Air, in Cambridge, England.

In a short video posted to its website, the company showed the track the drone used to launch, the drone’s strenuous plod across a field, and the customer — a rotund, bespectacled man who had presumably decided it was too much trouble to go to the […]

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