After the recent reveal of the Prime Air, which is set to deliver goods to customers within thirty minutes of ordering using airborne drones, Amazon have already unveiled their next project; the Prime Cannon which is designed to deliver items within five minutes.
"After their success in regards to developing the Octocopters the guys in R&D were looking for a new challenge" stated a spokesman. "When someone idly suggested that the only way deliveries could possibly be made any faster was by cannon, they leapt on the idea and thus the Prime Cannon was born".
Even though the Prime Air is still at least five years away, Amazon are hoping the Prime Cannon will soon complement or even replace it, with launch sites situated at key hotspots around the world to launch packages at high speeds towards the required address. However the new system has not been without teething problems...
"We will admit, more than a few birds have been killed by high-speed flying packages during the test launches which is proving to be a stumbling block. Just last week we shot down an American Bald Eagle, which was a nightmare where paperwork is concerned. Also, apparently the average person doesn't want to have to clean off blood and feathers when opening their Breaking Bad box sets.
Regarding recent rumours that an employee had been killed after being struck in the head by the corner of a package, the spokesman assured us that "I guarantee, no-one has been killed. There was an incident involving a worker a few weeks ago, but he is recovering well, and doctors believe he'll be able to start eating solid food in around a month".