Who doesn't love receiving a parcel? The ripping of wrapping, the sizzle of a surprise, the anticipation of a desire gratified.
The thrill may not be quite what it used to be.
About $2 trillion will be spent on line this year worldwide. That will double by 2021.
It's high science and high stakes.
And as Ira Basen discovered, it has implications far beyond the obvious — for the environment, for the design of cities, for who we work for and the homes we live in.
Here's Ira's documentary: Ship Happens.
Click 'listen' above to hear the full documentary.