Comic-book nerds have expressed fear and delight at the prospect of Google robots soon doing battle with Amazon parcel drones. One geek confessed: ‘Having Autobots deliver to my home is way cool. It’s so much better than the Royal Mail’s decision to employ Metal Mickey!’
Headquarters at Googleplex has been a hive of activity, transforming the humble Street View cars into ‘robots in disguise’. Having acquired half a dozen robotics companies and the services of director Michael Bay, Google is confident they can defeat the evil Decepticons.
A spokesman for Larry Page explained that his multinational corporation would be modelling future initiatives on other successful Hollywood franchises: ‘Initially we had considered a Fast & Furious delivery service but recent health and safety concerns made us look elsewhere. Robotics seemed the perfect answer to Amazon’s unlimited one day delivery service - Optimus Prime’. Although, he confirmed the plot of ‘The Lone Ranger’ is probably best suited to something in the ‘turkey farming industry’.