Editor's note: Crave's Eric Mack wraps up this two-part fictional look at life in the near future. We pick up where part one left off, with our hero on his way to cover a big event in Phoenix after the local Hyperloop has broken down, forcing him to take his slower, but still awesome self-driving electric car instead.
I'm supposed to be covering today's big announcement in Phoenix, but since my local Hyperloop line is out and the luxury drone service I've relied on in the past is under restriction, I've had to dust off my autonomous Tesla for a last-minute road trip.
Fortunately, only drones are restricted in this airspace, and Amazon has already begun delivering an Asimo terminal-model servant to the site in Phoenix via an old-timey piloted plane.
This change of plans means I won't be needing my urine-powered home robot today and the day's worth of fuel that I had to drink 2 gallons of water to capture yesterday will go to waste. Before heading to the garage I press the flush button on my repository to donate it to the community fuel reserve instead. … Read more