Between the driverless car, internet balloons and Amazon's delivery drones, it seemed like high time to take a closer look at the technology industry in a cartoon. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for the internet and technology-- it's how I've made my living for the past twelve years or so-- but I definitely have some luddite-induced skepticism in my bones.
Actually, it's not the various technologies and innovations themselves, but the hype that accompanies each shiny new technology that really gets my cartoon gears turning. I'm a huge fan of 60 Minutes, but their piece on Jeff Bezos and his drones made the days of Mike Wallace selling cigarettes look dignified. Technology companies seem to have perfected the art of getting various news outlets to sit up like excited puppies with each new release of some product. (See iPhone anything.)
Enjoy the cartoon and share it with your friends, and watch out for drone deliveries. I'll write more about this topic and this cartoon on my website, so stay tuned and thanks for watching the animation!
In the news today is . . . Techopolis!
Where it's all technology, all the time!
Across the wires comes word of a not-really-profitable giant online retailer's plan to deliver goods via robotic drones!
As announced in a pre-Cyber Monday infomercial, a drone may deliver the paperback edition of "Nineteen-Eighty-Four" to your very doorstep in the nearish future!
Imagine the convenience of hundreds of thousands of drones delivering millions of products through the skies of Techopolis!
It's enough to make an underpaid, overworked warehouse worker order books of her own!
Why, you don't even have to be driven in your driverless car to a musty old "store of books!"
Who knows what other wonders will be delivered in Techopolis?
Wi-fi beamed from fantastical balloons so breathless technology reporting can be delivered even faster!
A steady stream of foreign H-1 B workers perhaps?
Teams of roving PR-bots espousing fantastical new gadgets that capture the public's attention!
Driverless cars that travel to marvelous floating repositories of tech, filled with . . . internet-enabled spectacles?
Squadrons of cybernetic lawyers lobbying for lower taxes!
And upgrade upon upgrade as far as the eye can see! No matter what.
For Techopolis is here!
With flying this and floating that, the news today is buy more, buy often . . . just buy!
So good night, and, good buy. [bzzt, modem sfx]