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This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. We want cool technology like jet packs and driverless cars, and we WANT IT EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW. My colleague Cade Metz will kill your dreams. He and Erin Griffith wrote this week about one British city where sidewalk-roaming robots that can deliver groceries are in high demand during the pandemic. Yay for robot helpers, right?! Optimists imagine what else they can do once the technology progresses . Cade has affection for a fictional killer supercomputer, which says something about his tech optimism. He explained to me the limitations of delivery robots, and why they’ll probably never be widely available. Full story

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