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originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
So it (the bus) knew it got into an accident and had to wait... for what, a cop? I'm surprised it didn't just go about it's business as if nothing had happened. Until there are no more human drivers, this is going to happen a lot.
The thrust to replace all driving jobs with robots ought to have US all up in arms against our elite masters together, yet where is the resolve?
originally posted by: timequake
a reply to: kaylaluv
Thats my fear: that humans will lose the freedom of travel having to rely on machines to take them where only the machines are allowed to go. This might work in very urban areas, but what about the rural countryside? There is an important quality that will be lost once we defer control of our personal mobility to others.
I think the number is 30 millin driver jobs are poised to be replaced by this. This which Obama Congress etc funded into existence. Which sure over a long enough timeline the tech giants would have managed without FedGov subsidizing it.
Driverless cars will create some big winners — imagine how Uber’s and Lyft’s profits will jump when they can keep 100% of fares instead of letting drivers keep 70%. But they will produce some big losers too, notably the 5 million people nationwide — including 600,000 in California — who make their living driving taxis, buses, vans, trucks and e-hailing vehicles. That’s almost 3% of the workforce, according to Lawrence Katz, a labor economist at Harvard. Incidentally, most of these drivers belong to the same demographic cohort as many factory workers — men without college degrees — who’ve already been hit hard by the loss of 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000.