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the future you were promised is almost here – drones, humanoid androids, flying cars and jetpacks!

not content to let amazon prime air get all the attention the UPS is working on delivery by drone where they will shuttling packages from one UPS location to another and still be delivered by a friendly human. and google lets the cat out of the bag that the guy behind android is working on a humanoid robots ( see what they did there ) that would most likely in the short term be used for supply chain automation perhaps by shuttling around packages in flying cars that they may – or may not – be stealthily building. and for short hop delivery the humanoid androids could jump in a personal jetpack. will the humans accept our brave new an automated logistics system?

the paranoid android?

the paranoid android?

it’s been clear that google has been moving to kill the android brand for some time. the writing was on the wall when they rebranded the “android market” to “google play”.

it’s a move that makes a lot of brand sense for el goog and it creates the opportunity for a fun game – Spot The Android in The Wild. it turns up the the funnest and most unlikely places, like the back of this jelly belly bag ( presumably millions were printed at a time when the android brand was not in question ).

and next to a QR code no less! is it true, as anil dash posits, that “All QR codes actually point to MySpace, but nobody’s ever used one so this easter egg is yet to be discovered”.

i’ll never know.