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The gig economy — the on-demand, mobile workforce leveraged by the likes of Uber — seems like the dream: whenever you feel like working, you simply turn on your phone, accept the jobs that you want, and ignore the ones you don't. There's no office to go to, and no boss to answer to when you haven't shown your face for a while.

But, as I would discover when I went undercover as a Deliveroo delivery driver, the gig economy is not a one way freeway to wealth and happiness, it's a two-way street.

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While many retailers see Amazon's price and range as a significant threat to their business, for shoppers, the rubber really hits the road when it comes to shipping. A big part of Amazon's advantage in overseas markets comes from their ability to get products into buyers' hands quickly and efficiently. And high shipping costs are one of the big reasons Aussies don't complete online transactions.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Until today, Deliveroo was just a piece of software. But in the same way that Uber is experimenting with self-driving cars and Airbnb occasionally builds bespoke holiday locations, Deliveroo Editions means the food delivery app will invest money into building real-world hardware - pop-up kitchens that restaurants will be able to use to serve locations away from their home base.

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The fresh food delivery service My Food Bag is exiting the Australian market, with the company choosing to focus on New Zealand instead. The final deliveries were already sent earlier in the week. It's a sad day for stay-at-home foodies.

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Deliveroo is the latest challenger to enter the overcrowded online food delivery market. Unlike the majority of its rivals, it focuses on premium restaurants that aren't normally associated with takeaway. It also promises to deliver food in under 30 minutes for a flat $5 fee. To test Deliveroo's quality of service, we teed up a Vietnamese feast from Sydney's Red Lantern on Riley & Red Lily Cocktail Bar. Here is our verdict.