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ANN ARBOR – Je 15. červen 2030 a Sama a Sue z města Ann Arbor v Michiganu čeká perný den. Jejich dcera Sophia má v 9 hodin ráno utkání v karate. V poledne začíná maturita její starší sestry Sally. A do tří hodin odpoledne musí být dům připravený na Sallyinu maturitní oslavu.

V 8.40 si Sam prostřednictvím aplikace na smartphonu objednává dopravu u firmy Maghicle, která v Ann Arbor provozuje přepravní službu a používá robotické vozy s automatickým řízením. Za pár minut už Sam, Sue a Sophia míří do klubu karate. Sophia cestou zkoumá videozáznamy předchozích utkání své soupeřky, zatímco Sue si pročítá e-maily a Sam objednává předkrm a květiny na oslavu. Do klubu přijíždějí včas a robot nedaleko od nich nabírá někoho jiného.

Sally, která musí být do půl jedenácté ve škole, si už dopravu u firmy Maghicle objednala. Jakmile si v 10.15 nastoupí do vozu, přijde jí textová zpráva od nejlepší kamarádky Amandy, která se chce svézt s ní. Sally zadá do aplikace Maghicle Amandinu adresu a robot zvolí nejlepší trasu.

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