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The main problem (well, perhaps not the MAIN problem) I see is that no-one signed up to have drone flights right over their houses.
That is true, and in the United States, the FAA already protects you from this invasion of your airspace. Since we are talking about rural areas (although I doubt a drone could be cost effective due to distance limitations in a rural area), the applicable FAR is Sec. 91.119 - Minimum safe altitudes: General....
(c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
Obviously a rural area is the only place where the craft could legally (well, quasi-legally, assuming that by ordering you are giving permission to land on your property) land and still be more than 500 feet from a person, vessel, vehicle or structure.
In a big city where a delivery is a 1-5 minute flight as the crow flies, as they say, or a 40 minute traffic fest. In major cities there is also the problem of where do you park even just to walk into the building for 2-5 minutes.
If you are UPS or FedEx, you just park in the middle of the street and block traffic.
Seems to me those fancy trucks and SUVs you speak of may perhaps belong to the upper class? I think your confusing the 150K+ a year crowd with the middle class.
Middle class is more of a median income between that and the poverty line, most of the 30-60K people aren't out driving around in new 60K+ vehicles, most of us are the ones in the crappy older vehicles. and the rest are the ones on the bus
Seems kind of unlikely. At least where I live, the upper crust drives fancy sedans. The lower class drives fancy trucks and SUVs and the middle class drives cheap econoboxes.
Or they don't really store it in multiple locations.
What happens when your house burns down?
I guess the same thing that happens when the Amazon location with your data burns down.
Amazon restores the data on the guy's servers from their backups? No wonder everybody is all tinfoil hat over Amazon.
Yes, exactly. just like Comcast offers service to the address of the house you are going to buy. At least until after you buy it.