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Twitter Reacts to That Terrifying Amazon Blimp

By Petr Knava | Social Media | April 2, 2019 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | April 2, 2019 |


So, I mean: F**k Amazon. Obviously. And f**k Jeff Bezos.

Okay, nothing’s black and white, and I understand there might be some people who live in very remote rural areas for whom Amazon is the only affordable and realistic delivery option for a variety of necessary goods?

That out of the way, back to the matter at hand: F**k Amazon. Goddamn anti-labour, personal-data-vacuuming, military-industrial-complex-enabling, monopolistic capitalist behemoth presided over by a walking, talking, smirking embodiment of everything wrong with the grotesque wealth divide immiserating billions.

But hey! At least they make it easy. To spot the villainy. We’ve known for a while that Amazon have been developing delivery drones. But to see them in action, spouting forth from an ominously hovering blimp with that all-conquering smile plastered over it like so many dystopian cliches about repressive regimes and their anti-rebellion drones… Well. It’s a hell of a sight.

But don’t worry!

It’s all fake. The terrifying vision of a bloated hovering deity delivering a hyper-convenient consumerist paradise to all whether they like it or not is just a mock-up done by a video artist. Yes indeed, according to Gizmodo:

The fake Amazon mothership was created by a video production artist in Hiroshima, Japan who goes by the Twitter handle zozi009. As you can see from their renderings, the Amazon blimp and drones were created using nothing more than a computer.

The blimp design is based on a patent that Amazon acquired in 2016.

More from Gizmodo:

The Amazon blimp is theoretically supposed to act as an “aerial fulfillment center” that sends out drones for package delivery. The idea, according to Amazon’s patent, is to deliver goods to large groups of people who are in a relatively small area, like at a sports stadium or music festival. Amazon hasn’t attempted to build it, as far as we know. At least not yet.

So everything’s fine. Nowt to worry about. Hey, I wonder what deals are on Amazon today?

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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