In 10, 20 years, drones will surely change the urban landscape. In fact, Amazon dreams of it already. The company filed a patent for a huge warehouse for drones, placed right between skyscrapers #actionmagic
It’s no secret that Amazon intends to make drone delivery as ubiquitous as scooter delivery. They envision a city filled with drones, where humans can rely on them for almost everything. But for that to happen, all these UAVs need a home. So, Amazon registered a patent for something called “Multi-Level Fulfillment Center for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.”
In short, it’s a warehouse that looks just like the Polis tower from The 100. Tall and cylindrical, it’s meant to be the place where drones rest between trips and take off to reach different parts of the city. As you can see in the sketch below, it features hundreds of windowsills as places of take-off:
Will this happen in the next decade? There’s no telling when it comes to patents. One thing’s for sure – in a increasingly dense urban environment, with no room to drop a needle, the only way to accommodate technology off-springs is to build up.