It's Sunday morning, time to build an elevated garden bed in the yard. The lumber, nails and concrete were delivered yesterday, now sitting on a pallet outside. But you're not the one building the garden bed.
You roll your robot out of the garage. It's a HOME 2026, and it has open source hardware that allows any software developer to create programs for it. Your HOME doesn't know how to build the garden bed, it needs software to be told what to do.
You log onto Amazon Automatic's marketplace and choose the BOXXY (TM), "Lush Grow Palace" design. You chose this design for its aesthetics and because BOXXY is a highly rated artificial intelligence software publisher. After paying $2.57, your HOME establishes a secure online connection with BOXXY. For the next 24 hours, your HOME will be capable of building 10 by 4 foot Lush Grow Palace elevated garden beds at an estimated average rate of 1 garden bed every 2 hours and 16 minutes.
The software is downloaded to your HOME in an encrypted, "pilot." This pilot keeps your HOME from keeping a copy of the software, it just gets in and out of the cockpit, taking their skills with them. Once downloaded, the pilot uses your HOME's cameras and sensors to calculate what motor movements should be made to construct the garden box. At no time does your data, like the video on your cameras, get shared with the software publisher. The data and privacy of both parties are protected. When the 24 hour license period expires, the pilot self-destructs.
AI programs will seem free, or extremely cheap to use. Every time a human directs a robot to do something worth value, that value will vastly outpace the apparent cost of paying for licensed software. The advantage of a continually-updated product, one that could get better every 12 hours, is greater than the savings of a one-time fee.
Amazing convenience, right? Tucker Click is the CEO of BOXXY Inc. He is an accomplished lead software developer who designed the first reliable AI to direct air and waterborne robots to catch, tag and track ducks in the wild.
Tucker Click is an anonymous CEO, and BOXXY is an anonymous corporation.
Because of advances in encryption technology, namely the invention of decentralized applications, it soon be user-friendly to run unregulated companies on the internet. Anonymous corporations and their data will not exist in any centralized place that can be monitored or blocked by Internet Service Providers or government. This allows BOXXY to publicly sell software to anyone with internet access, without being subject to regulation or liability.
By licensing his software anonymously, he can cut costs by completely shielding himself from liability. Customers are willing take the risk of waiving their ability to hold BOXXY liable in exchange for protection from regulation and access to cutting edge technology. Tucker Click is in the business of supporting Limited Liability Robots for users around the world.