When Amazon starts deploying its unmanned drone deliveries, you know that anti-social teens in the blighted areas are going to try and shoot them down and steal the merchandise. Or they’ll shoot them down just to shoot them down. It’ll become a huge “urban” sport. I see a surge in popularity for high-powered BB guns. Or perhaps a development of home-created, low-tech attack drones. And you know that with all kinds of BB pellets and small-calibre bullets flying through the air a lot of apartment windows are going to be cracked and some people are going to get hit. This was my first thought as I listened to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announce the drone plan during a 60 Minutes interview with Charlie Rose.
Here’s a related Maureen Dowd riff.