Screenshot from Amazon patent application. CREDIT:

Imagine a facility that resembled a beehive-like tower, with drones hovering around it. That could be Amazon‘s vision for a new fulfillment center, and it looks like something from the future.

The online retail giant’s patent application for the new facility was filed in December 2015, and published on June 22 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Amazon imagines the towers will be filled with robots, and drones can restock in the docking stations before flying out for delivery.

In the patent…