Amazon patents underwater warehouses for Atlantis-style fulfillment (Images)

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Amazon.com Inc. has patented technology to store customer products under water, should the Seattle-based retailer run out of available land to build fulfillment centers. The patent envisions all sorts of aquatic storage scenarios including air-dropping customer products into Lake Union and dumping truck loads of inventory into a pool. The technology hinges on a depth-control device attached to each product that decides whether it sinks or swims and when. "Upon receiving an order for the item,…
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