The Pirate Bay wants to end shipping:

We believe that in the nearby future you will print your spare sparts for your vehicles. You will download your sneakers within 20 years.

The first thing that comes to mind, other than the irony and timing of this just after SOPA, is Nike Town and Amazon.

Nike Town uses a mail shoot to transfer shoes from the stock room upstairs to the customer.  Amazon ships everything in one day.  Combine these concepts with Pirate Bay’s fantasy and imagine the world’s best products transferred to you in minutes, or moments.  Returns would also be instantaneous.

The only way I can see this happening right now is if a tunnel is built underground alongside the Internet cords.  Every tunnel connects houses and retailers throughout the world.  Any ordered item can be picked up at a nearby portal, even a coffee shop.  Physibles creates happiness for customers and fat margins for retailers.

Almost impossible to foresee but nobody thought we could fly either.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.