To date, the SkyTran system has been described almost entirely in terms of passenger transport. However it also has tremendous potential for automatically delivering physical goods. The proposed $1-2 trip cost is well within the cost range for package delivery with even a single package per trip. Likely results of such a facility are explored in ExtremeJustInTime, ExtremeCustomization, LittleShopOfWonders and SuperSevenEleven. The business result is likely to be FrictionFreeCapitalism: radical out-sourcing and reorganization of production, distribution, and consumption patterns.

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Princeton physicist and futurist Gerard K. O'Neill was an inspiration for many of these ideas, with his early explorations of the possibilities of automatic freight transport using different technologies: