A delivery truck driver named John has a new application. He arrives at his destination, parks the truck, picks up his mobile device and steps out. As he unlocks his device’s screen, the app instantaneously refreshes with the package information for the customer at that location. He didn’t even need to touch the app… he smiles…
His device picks up the beacon at the door and orders the back doors to open. A green light goes on at the exact section where the package is… he smiles again.
His device is aware of the time of day and his customer. So, based on recent history, the system can predict that there’s only a 9% chance the customer is there. It takes action and prints out a notice to leave at the customer’s door, in case it’s confirmed that no one’s there. He can’t resist giggling a bit as he heads to the customer’s porch with the package in one hand and the notice in the other. The horror that is paper is now history, and his life is so much simpler.
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