The global drone market is enjoying explosive growth. Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is reshaping major industries and creating new ones. In all, drone-powered solutions are projected to have demand that reaches into the tens of billions of dollars.
Amazon.com is partnering with the U.S. Postal Service to begin Sunday delivery, initially in NY and LA.
On Monday, the online megastore, Amazon announced a deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays. Amazon said the first Sunday deliveries would be made this coming weekend.
The Postal Service has considered canceling Saturday delivery, closing post offices and laying off some of its 280,000 workers.
The newest generation of of tech-savvy workers grew up hearing that the jobs they would hold as adults hadn’t even been invented yet. No one mentioned that the jobs they had come to think of as permanent might become a thing of the past.
Futurist Thomas Frey: When Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans the US Post Office was faced with a major dilemma. For countless centuries, the modus operandi for the post office was to deliver mail to a location, and the individuals who lived at that location would stop by and pick up their mail. But following the hurricane, the floods had destroyed all of the “locations”.
Postal Service reports more that $2 billion in losses.
The U.S. Postal Service is continuing to lose money, reporting a loss Tuesday of more than $2 billion over the first three months of the year and warning it could be forced to default on federal payments.
Santa Claus and his elves are seeing more heartbreaking letters this year as children cite their parents’ economic troubles in their wish lists.