In Afghanistan drones kill soldiers and civilians. If Amazon has its way, drones will soon target the U.S. with Nyan Cat stuffed animals. From their R&D unit:
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.
However, time-crunched shoppers beware: at least one Facebook commenter has pointed out that pirates could target the drones themselves with nets or other devices to capture that Holiday gift you were expecting.