Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Secret Package Delivery

Secret Package Delivery
87 billion packages were shipped last year.  To put that in context, that’s almost as many stars as are estimated to be in the Milky Way (100 billion), and far more than the number of chocolate chip cookies eaten in the USA every year (about 7 billion).  What does this have to do with tunnels? Well, once shipped, each of those packages has to be successfully hand-delivered, and some people see this as the perfect opportunity to bring tunnels and robots to city planning.  Chinese e-commerce giant and British start-up Magway both announced plans to design tunnels that would run under cities and enable the easy delivery of packages.

Could the tunnels be added to existing cities? Would they only be designed for newly-planned cities?  Will the robots be friendly? We’ll have to wait and see.


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