Giant delivery drones are coming, but at what cost?

Companies like Google, Amazon, and UPS are planning to fill the skies with autonomous cargo-carrying drones. These new cargo drones are a fast and eco-friendly alternative to traditional package delivery that could save you time and money. But, before this trend can take off customers have to be comfortable with giant drones flying over their neighborhoods.

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47 Comments

  1. Brandon on December 24, 2021 at 12:41 am

    So excited for cargo drones tbh. Hopefully it’ll free up traffic a little.

  2. Mr Corndog on December 24, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Our jobs

  3. D.W. on December 24, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Better for the environment than the current system? Who says that? You need at least 20 drones that that do the job of a delivery truck in the same time. And the drones take at minimum four times the amount of energy per kilo.

  4. Mix for you on December 24, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Best for cargo import and export company and courier company and
    Fast technology than a sea cargo ship for fast cargo from one country to another country destination
    Make big Cargo drone just like cargo ship

  5. rubydog 25 on December 24, 2021 at 12:46 am

    People who watch this because they like the verge
    vs
    People who watch this because they fly freestyle drones

  6. weerobot on December 24, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Not so good if one Lands on your House…lol

  7. csakamatsu on December 24, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Okay. There is another concern: birds and animals could attack drones, as birds hitting planes. Maritime traffic disturbing whales, dolphins … These are the future source of regulatory traffic.

  8. Viper on December 24, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Ngl never ever ever say boing 7, 77 ever again, simply say Boeing triple 7

  9. American556 on December 24, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Why don’t they just remote pilot 747’s?

  10. Mix for you on December 24, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Giant Cargo drone can fly fast on sea air fast than a cargo ship

  11. Stambo on December 24, 2021 at 12:52 am

    This is the real reason hobbyists are being regulated out of the sky in so many countries.

  12. Yohan on December 24, 2021 at 12:53 am

    why not just modify existing planes to be drones then move on to these drones

  13. RoyYaBoi on December 24, 2021 at 12:53 am

    So what if I shoot one

  14. ZitWitty000 on December 24, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Car seat lowers ftom the sky

  15. MyLife on December 24, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Most likely, even the clever brains (of whatever nationality including Americans) working on innovative projects like these use metric internally. Why are you using imperial?

  16. Ambient Cotton on December 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Dey took er jerbs!!

  17. beeter on December 24, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Everything.

  18. O'callaghan on December 24, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Yea Jerry we need a tow on this here illegally parked truck

    Drone comes in)

  19. Engineer Ahmed on December 24, 2021 at 1:02 am

    THE BIIGEST PUBLIC CONCERN IS ENTIRE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY JOB CLOSURE
    already Amazon & ebay has closed malls
    Ans : WE GOT TO ACCEPT HUMANS R MEANT TO ENJOY LIFE NOT TO DO JOBS ..machines r meant to do jobs….The companies must be taxed JOB CUT TAX equal to half employee salary per 1 employee productivity & be paid to people as 1000$ free money

  20. Stefan Pioli on December 24, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Technology replacing Humans means technology destroying humans.

  21. TK42DAN on December 24, 2021 at 1:04 am

    When an article’s title includes the words, "…but at what cost," but doesn’t address the impact on jobs and the economy, I have to wonder. 🙂

    Also, every one of your videos should be in imperial and metric, and no fewer than 10 languages, including sign language and Klingon.

  22. Sir. Bork on December 24, 2021 at 1:05 am

    At what cost?
    Are freedom

  23. Ateisme on December 24, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Did the study, factor in new electric trucks vs drones?

  24. dave oneil on December 24, 2021 at 1:08 am

    It would suit me just fine but if i get the chance to rob the cargo i will

  25. Arcgateway on December 24, 2021 at 1:09 am

    When first cars were introduced there was a person walking in front of a car with a bell because of some regulations. Same situation here.

  26. Hillary Malima on December 24, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I need to know more about Cargo Drones, range and payloads

  27. Mike Woodman on December 24, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Drones certainly are the future, but it’s easy to predict some of the negative consequences. Just a matter of time before some of them fall out of the sky onto someone’s head; or accidentally crashes into a building; or prematurely drops it payload into someone’s swimming pool; or is captured by people running around with nets; or is hijacked by evil-doers and commanded to crash into some target or other; or interferes with commercial jet traffic; or… or… or… So I don’t doubt that drones are here to stay, and in increasing numbers, but I’m darned if I can see how they are going to make the system safe and foolproof.

  28. Patrick Jingco on December 24, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Thanos snapped his fingers, but at what cost?

  29. GyanPrakash on December 24, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Kilometres and Kilograms doesn’t exist anymore.

  30. Andrew Micallef on December 24, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Comment analysis:

    5%: Topic-relevant concerns and discussions
    47%: IMPERIAL UNITS?! BRING IN THE SI! WE’RE NOT BARBARIANS OR LIVING IN THE 7TH CENTURY!!
    47%: IMPERIAL TOOK US TO THE MOON, WHAT EXCUSE DO YOU HAVE?!

    <1%: Comment analysis and trace elements

  31. Mainer on December 24, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Drones are noisy! I have a Phantom4 that I don’t fly anymore because it really distresses the wildlife in my area.

  32. Sock Dolager on December 24, 2021 at 1:20 am

    "as ridiculous as it sounds the idea of flying cars is gaining serious traction…"
    -uh…

  33. 556 2nd on December 24, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Cool a whole new crime network can be made ….. Taken down delivery drones. Truth

  34. Stephen B on December 24, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Why can’t we develop the cargo planes we have to be drones?

  35. Kaleb Armor on December 24, 2021 at 1:23 am

    They did it

  36. Niko Priest on December 24, 2021 at 1:23 am

    How about a plane that can fly with cargo in it… call it a Cargo Plane! It’ll do wonders

  37. Nick Outram on December 24, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Use anydral blade tips to reduce noise -see Joby.

  38. Jim Johnson on December 24, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Does nobody ever consider how polluting rare earths are, furthermore how polluting China is who monopolizes rare earths through the state/military..

  39. Ivan Vozjakov on December 24, 2021 at 1:29 am

    How many pounds of explosives can you put there? Hm?

    Hope it will be prohibited to use them anywhere close to the cities.

  40. 1 wordhere 1wordthere on December 24, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Great commercial

  41. Chris B on December 24, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Its not cost effective; There is no way google and or any other company is going to pump money into something unless it is going to make money. Remember Economics Brah The FFA will not going to clear anything of that nature. Also you have to think of people that will shoot them down if they enter someones property line.

  42. Raji Fredrick on December 24, 2021 at 1:31 am

    As long as they have their own runway stations not to direct customer per say, as well as solar panels

  43. Sock Dolager on December 24, 2021 at 1:33 am

    "Less environmental cost than 1 item delivery by car" – except trucks take out HUNDREDS of packages and then drop them off on a route. And for tractor trailers its THOUSANDS of packages between distribution centers. These drones take ONE package at a time.

    For remote areas they make sense. For non remote, not so much, plus a sky filled with autonomous and RC drones being managed by stoned Zoomers? what could possibly go wrong?

  44. The Verge on December 24, 2021 at 1:34 am

    How would you feel about cargo drones flying through your neighborhood?

  45. Fritz Studios on December 24, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Keep dreaming champ

  46. eddy current on December 24, 2021 at 1:36 am

    im going to steal one out of the sky and harvest its parts

  47. William David Wallace on December 24, 2021 at 1:38 am

    On long distance, high altitude cargo drones how does ATC work? Many drones may well not use an airport but traffic control is still likely to be a big issue. One does not want these drones coming down on people.

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