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  • Sumanta 7:44 AM on June 9, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , courier, , ,   

    Courier boy job? Technology might snatch that too tomorrow? 

    maxresdefaultJust came across a classified of a famous online shopping company which is planning to introduce drone like machines that can airlift a shipment and send it to its customer much faster than before, being able to avoid traffic jam. Not only that this type of service will make those households happy who don’t prefer unknown delivery boys visiting their apartment when they are out for office and only children are alone at home, because of various types of threats that humans might pose to another when alone at home.

    However, I feel that there could be some negative sides of such services too.

    The employment opportunity of those working as courier boys for this online shopping companies might lose their jobs. This might hit more badly in developing nations where, unemployment rates are still difficult to tackle. Many people with low educational profile earns their living by this kind of work.

    Besides that one problem might be to have trouble in viewing the nature properly, for nature lovers. Already too much of cars and buildings on the ground don’t allow us to see far away distance any more, and our vision gets stumbled. Only way we could relax our eyes are through looking to the sky, probably this too would get clogged with this parcel carrying drones. Obviously once such services start many more companies will invest in it.

    Also terrorists, thieves and smugglers might take an advantage of it, if these type of drones are not controlled by some sort air traffic control system. It will be easy to carry explosive or spying cameras or smuggled goods. You never know which drone is carrying cargo and which one is carrying something bad.

    So pros and cons will be there and may be laws will be implemented by various countries to regulate such services.

    It seems like science fiction movies concept of cars/drones flying over the cities will be true in near future.

    • Matthew 8:14 AM on June 9, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So true. And who knows what kind of information the companies could gain from using them, on top of all our data that is already tracked. Good post!


      • Dr. Sumanta Saha 8:28 AM on June 9, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Welcome Matthew!
        Thanks for that wonderful comment.
        Yes alongside the benefits of online services we are somewhere compromising certain amount of our freedom too by becoming easily trackable by various authorities. Well that has its own merits and demerits too.


  • Sumanta 4:55 PM on January 5, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: courier, courrier,   

    Which spelling is correct – courier or currier or courrier? 

    Answer: ‘courier’ is correct

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