This week, I thought I’d see what’s out there on the evolution of cars. It’s not just the tech that’s important here, it’s the revolution it’s bringing along with it.
For starters, if you have self-driving cars:
- If you live in the city, why own a car with all that expense, simply rent one when you need it. (that’s true now btw)
- Traffic will move faster and safer than it does now. Commutes become tolerable again. Note this is what the self-driving car industry says – research points out that any new road or technology with transportation will quickly expand to fill the available resources. So any gain may be short-lived.
- Bus drivers, taxi drivers, truck drivers, (any kind of driver) becomes obsolete.
- If you’re physically challenged in any way, you’re now mobile.
- If you’re a long-distance traveller, you can snooze while the machine drives
- We need fewer cars because each one can be used 24/7.
- What does that do to the manufacturing industry?
- Computers building the cars to be driven by computers (reduced labor inputs across the board)
Put any others I’ve missed into the comments.
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