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Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 67

by Kohath (#49521383) Attached to: USPS Shortlists 'HorseFly' Octocopter Drone Delivery Service

But the backhoe operator is paid a lot more than the shovel operator. Because automation boosted his productivity by 50-100x.

I don't think drones can boost package delivery productivity enough to even pay for the drone itself -- unless the people delivering the packages are artificially overpaid by 5-10x already.

Comment: Re:So about 8' from my front door? (Score 1) 67

by Kohath (#49520877) Attached to: USPS Shortlists 'HorseFly' Octocopter Drone Delivery Service

How much to you think it costs to employ a rural delivery driver? How many packages to you think rural people receive? (Exclude heavy or bulky packages, anything delivered in bad weather, anything that requires a signature, etc.) How much do you think autonomous flying drones (big enough to carry a substantial package) cost?

Think about it. How long will it take the drone to pay for itself?

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