In a patent application published last week, Amazon described how “multi-level fulfillment centers for unmanned aerial vehicles” could help put drones where they’re needed. The application notes that due to “their large footprint,” current warehouses are located “on the outskirts of cities where space is available.” But multi-story drone centers could be built vertically, rather than horizontally, allowing them to be placed within “downtown districts and/or other densely populated urban areas.” Making them high-rises would let the drones fly in and out without getting dangerously close to pedestrians at street level. Of course, having wiped out brick and mortar shopping, the hive would likely find itself alone on the landscape. Music: 3 Ghosts I by Nine Inch Nails, released under Creative Commons License, (BY-NC-SA). God love Trent Reznor and all his Long Finger Nails for releasing his generous audio output on Creative Commons, without which this video would suck quite a bit more.