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Drone-dropping Amazon blimp isn't coming for your soul

Because it's not real.

Amazon has been exploring the idea of delivering packaging by drone, but it has yet to launch a giant mothership blimp.

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Creepy. Dystopian. Needs to be stopped. Twitter users had a lot to say about a video making the rounds this week showing a massive Amazon-branded blimp dropping delivery drones from its belly.

But we don't have to fear a sudden and ominous shadow floating in from overhead bearing boxes stuffed with Fire TV Sticks, drawstring trash bags and Crocs. The video appears to have originated on Sunday with a Twitter user named Zozi who creates CGI videos.

To further confirm the origin of the footage, Zozi posted a view of the video in process, showing the skeleton of the CGI blimp.

The idea isn't too far-fetched. Amazon patent images uncovered in 2016 revealed an idea for a airship that could host delivery drones. Zozi also took inspiration for the blimp's design from Lockheed Martin's P-791 hybrid air vehicle. The video was timed well for April Fools' Day festivities

The imaginary Amazon blimp looks like it could star in an episode of Black Mirror, but rest assured the Prime-powered robo-apocalypse has not actually arrived. Yet.