Future of Package Delivery is Underground
Back in 2016, after reading Peter Thiel's Zero to One, I came up with an idea of Underground Package Delivery System. At first it would connect just distribution centers. Then we gonna have local dropbox stations. Like Amazon Lockers. Ultimately: everyone will have dropbox in their homes. You order something on amazon,
worker machine sends this to you through underground pipes, you get notification, open dropbox which is next to your closet...and it's there! Packages will travel like internet packages.
At first, everyone was laughing and told me that it is IMPOSSIBLE! Only a few months later, Amazon was granted a patent for that idea.
I recently discussed this idea with one friend, and decided to re-research it. It looks like a company from UK (Magway) is working on it! Another company, Mole Solutions, has even built 344-foot prototype. They also created awesome video with an overview of the idea:
This is another video of how it would look like:
Magway estimates that it would cost 6 Million Dollars per mile. This is actually not bad! Compare this with urban rail cost per mile being up to 1 Billion Dollars (source)!
I know that majority of people see the future in drones, but...do you really want to have entire sky polluted with packages?
There is one man, who really believes in tunnels. You know who that is ;) Hint.
What do you think?