Behold the lightRadio Cube: a 60-millimeter cube that has all the necessary bits of a large and unsightly cellphone antenna in a much smaller package. Industry types are all abuzz about how the tiny little boxes, built by Alcatel-Lucent in New York, distribute ubiquitous 3G and 4G cellular data coverage by moving the control equipment (the heavy bits, apparently) to a central location.

Practically speaking, that means one of these almost-unnoticeable little boxes can dish out cellphone coverage across a two-block radius while perched on anything from lampposts to Muni shelters. (Whether you find the new Muni shelters to also be unsightly is another argument altogether.) So how soon can we get these things installed around town? Is tomorrow too soon?