be on time

In the not-too-distant future, it won’t seem unusual for goods to arrive to us with very little human intervention. We’re not just talking websites and apps that have made ordering everything from a toaster to a chauffeured ride an instant snap. We’re thinking of the entire supply chain, from the time something leaves the factory floor to the moment it arrives on your doorstep.

At almost every turn, there is technology in the works to smooth and speed the transaction, from autonomous freight, to algorithms that move items closer to you before you ask for it, to intrepid drones and robots going the last—and most important—mile: the one that comes right to you.

So, are you ready?

Find out with our fanciful quiz from the future.

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