U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published patent application of “Unmanned aerial vehicle assistant”. Application was submitted by… Amazon Technologies. It shows that Amazon is not ceasing on drone deliveries and is actually planning to develop innovative drone applications for everyone.
Right now one of the biggest barriers are FAA regulations, which does not allow for flying beyond line-of-sight and limit the size of commercial UAV. New drone will probably sidestep both restrictions as it is designed to remain close to the owner and will be so small, that not all rules will apply to it.
Who knows, maybe soon everyone will have their own drone assistance?