Madness. That’s what Amazon’s warehouses are during the holiday shopping season. Take a look at these images. While I’ve seen others in the past, this angle of one of their warehouses is particularly shocking — an endless sea of packages.
It’s like the last scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Except nothing is lost here: a tracking system knows where everything is at any given time with absolute precision.
The madness also goes vertical, floor after floor of shelves stacked upon each other.
Imagine this shelves multiplied by tens of thousands. Hundreds of packages per second get out of here to satisfy our apparently insatiable hunger for things made of plastic, paper and metal. [Coudal]