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  1. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Ain’t gonna happen.

  2. 2011worldchamps

    2011worldchamps said, 5 months ago

    Law of nature: Anything useless that is costing you will be eliminated.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 5 months ago

    Perhaps the character in the second panel should be labeled “presumed recipient”.

    “Hey, mom! Look at the cool new Xbox we got, and we didn’t even order it. It looks just like the one that Timmy, two blocks over, is still waiting for.”

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 5 months ago

    @2011worldchamps

    “Law of nature: Anything useless that is costing you will be eliminated.”

    Not true. See “Congress”.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    If panel B works like panel A, most of the jobs lost will be outside the shipping industry. The shipping industry will get lots of new jobs because of the mistakes from Amazon drones.

  6. Subversive

    Subversive said, 5 months ago

    Yes, drones are coming to your neighborhood, they just will not be bringing you presents. By 2015 legislation is in place to begin allowing UAVs to mingle with normal public and private manned air traffic, even ones smaller than 55 lbs. The drones you are most likely to see will be from your friendly local police department. If you live in an HOA they too will be using drones to ensure compliance and increase fine issuance. The future is coming, hope you are ready for the “Eye in the Sky”.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Some technology is , and will remain too expensive, and/or complex to be practical. Bezos limiting his “drone delivery” to ten miles doesn’t begin to list all the limits on such a system, even in rural areas, let alone in cities where most folks live in multi-story apartments or condos. Bezos just wants folks to thing “future”.


    Drones ARE being authorized to operate in more airspace all the time, for various purposes, and the danger from them will increase exponentially, in various ways, including “privacy”.

  8. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I am amazed that a TOONist would focus on job loss as a result of innovation/invention. That is what Unions do.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 5 months ago

    @2011worldchamps

    “Law of nature: Anything useless that is costing you will be eliminated.”
    .
    Law of politics: Anything useless that is costing you deserves more funding to ’fix" it.

  10. Faxon

    Faxon said, 5 months ago

    Can we say, “Pawned” !!! Hilarious. What did they have to do besides announce this on Cyber Monday, announce it on April 1????

  11. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I thought we were supposed to be open to change…?

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Drone deliveries would only be conducted in close proximity to distribution and fulfillment centers and only with lightweight and physically small packages. They have a limited range and payload capacity. Also, I would presume that the drone operator would also be charged with notification by phone to both verify delivery and ensure recipient presence prior to launch, or should be. It would be a gimmick to reduce local delivery times only, for the present. It would also employ drone operators in lieu of delivery drivers, so the job gain or loss is moot, since those delivery drivers would simply not be delivering smaller and lighter Amazon packages to a small area within a short distance of the distribution and fulfillment facilities.

  13. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 5 months ago

    Tip of the iceberg. With self-driving cars, MILLIONS of jobs will be gone. Taxi drivers, deliverymen, bus drivers…. On and on. Add that to 3-D printing and we lose massive manufacturing jobs…. There is a bold, jobless new world ahead.

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 4 months ago

    End unemployment, abolish all labor saving devices, like natural gas, electricity, cars, roads, shovels.
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    After all the initial dying was over, the few remaining would be working full time to delay joining the dead.
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    (Aactually, the ones who refused to go along would simply rule.)

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