Nowadays groceries can be shipped to your homes directly, but how about having them delivered through underground pipes [just like tap water] without you having to step out of your home? Although the proposal sounds unbelievable, a UK based company named Foodtubes will be developing such a system which will link homes to stores to make it possible for obtaining groceries and commodities with a click of a switch.
The system would have a network of pipes capable of moving metal containers about 6 feet long, to and fro at a speed of 6mph. The movement made possible by linear induction motors would be guided by computer programs. A plan to implement the system is already in talks and would involve $625 million. The Foodtubes are to be introduced in one of the London’s suburbs called Croydon. This venture of goods delivery model is being seen as another solution to reduce pollution caused by vehicular emission, and also as means of lessening the burden of traffic on roads.