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Old 03-02-2015, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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You know how it runs in the cartoons. They, usually Bugs and Coyote, write a letter, post it, and in the blink of an eye, a messenger arrives with the package. Had visions of that myself Saturday morning after I did an order spree of Connie Nielson flicks.

Think it will ever be like that?

I mean, in some ways, it is already. A movie, a book can be on our viewing system in almost a blink of an eye.

But what about something physical? Will we ever get to the point where we order it and within an hour, a man is knocking on our door handing it to us?

Or will something like that not be around till we are like Star Trek with transporters and replicators?
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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In the works......

" a future delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles"
http://www.amazon.com/b?node=8037720011
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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It already has been like that and gone. In Berlin in the 1930s pneumatic tubes were used for mail and light package deliveries and there were up to TWELVE postal deliveries per day. For many years in the U.S. there was an intensive system set up for motion picture film delivery that was incredibly fast. I remember calling in a bad reel report for the second reel of "Star Wars" at 1 AM from Vermont, and the replacement reel was in the theatre before the matinee. If the theatre had been in Boston or one of the depot cities, it could have been delivered in under an hour.
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