When people talk about “the future,” they usually mention robot butlers and never needing to leave your house to get anything. And while we’re still waiting on the day that a cyborg makes us an Arnold Palmer, a new text messaging service can pretty much cover everything else.
Magic is a newly launched company that will provide cell phone users with whatever they could possibly need (as long as it’s legal, of course). Users can text the number and tell an operator what they want delivered. The operator will then look up various services online and tell the texter how much it will cost, and they can either accept or decline the transaction.
The operators basically pursue various online services, such as Instacart or DoorDash, that already exist to find the best deal for customers. It costs nothing to text Magic, and once users enter their credit card number in for the first order they never need to do so again. They also accept Bitcoin.
It seems like Magic’s trying to deliver anything their users ask. When asked what kinds of things people can text them for, they say on their website, “Anything you want. As long as it’s not illegal. Seriously. Just try it.” And for how long it will take for deliveries, they say, “As soon as possible.”
This may be the greatest thing to happen to stoners since the invention of the bong.
Joseph Misulonas is an editorial assistant for Playboy.com. He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.