Green Box 'Futuristic' Pizza Box

The Green Box is a patented new pizza box that purports to present us with the future of pizza boxes. Ah, how the future has changed.

First, the Green Box pizza box - on video.


(Green Box pizza box)

Don't get me wrong; the Green Box does solve a very common problem. I'll bet the typical American household puts a pizza box per week into the recycle bin - or landfill.

However, I was thinking that the future of pizza boxes looked a bit more like this:

The pizza box is a plastic carapace now, corrugated for stiffness, a little LED readout glowing on the side, telling the Deliverator how many trade imbalance-producing minutes have ticked away since the fateful phone call. There are chips and stuff in there. The pizzas rest, a short stack of them, in slots behind the Deliverator's head. Each pizza glides into a slot like a circuit board into a computer, clicks into place as the smart box interfaces with the onboard system of the Deliverator's car. The address of the caller has already been inferred from his phone number and poured into the smart box's builtin RAM. From there it is communicated to the car, which computes and projects the optimal route on a heads-up display...
(Read more about the smart pizza box)

That, of course, is the smart box from Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel Snow Crash. If you're more interested in this kind of future, take a look at Tribal Pizza Carputer For Snow Crash Deliverator and Pizza Computer Is One Smart Box for some of the Right Stuff.

Via This Pizza comes from... THE FUTURE.

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