I live in Mountain View and we have an awesome, thriving, packed library. I love to work there. It has comfortable, quiet booths with lightning fast wifi, surrounded by real paper books and magazines.
I thought libraries would die but they are thriving, at least where I live.
And now if you're sick, olde, lazy, or busy, you have this:
It's crazy to watch it go to someone's house on its own, wait in front for them to come out and put in their books, and head back to the library. It's a project of Google, whose campus is just a few miles away. I guess it has a human overlord following behind for awhile to see how it goes, and then it will be remotely monitored.
It's a novelty now getting all the stares, but I suppose soon it will be like the autonomous cars we see in our neighborhood every 10 minutes.
Do you think our sidewalks will be full of these things dropping off lunch soon?