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 striking. Endless sea of packages never ends!

This is 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 these shelves multiplied by tens of thousands in warehouses all around the United States and the world. Hundreds of packages per second getting out to satisfy our apparently insatiable hunger for things made of plastic, paper and metal. [Coudal]