Amazon Prime Air

In a promo spot for tonight's episode of 60 Minutes, Jeff Bezos promised to drop a big surprise. Well, he delivered (according to Twitter since those of us here on the West Coast haven't seen the episode yet).

Announcing Amazon Prime Air, delivery by drone. 

We're excited to share Prime Air — something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab.

The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.

Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance the technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.

Watch the video of a recent test flight.

I mean, really. Tacocopter was ahead of its time.