What happens to drivers in a driverless future?

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    I already posted about self-driving cars that are becoming a very real technology. Tesla, Google and other manufacturers are developing their own self-driving systems.
    But, a huge number of people have jobs as drivers. Long haul truckers, taxi and bus drivers, package deliveries, etc. There's even idea of driverless car racing.
    The question is what's going to happen to these people in a driverless future?
     
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  3. Edont Knoff Registered Senior Member

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    Well, the same that happened to many factory workers which were replaced by machines and robots - they will have to learn a new trade and find new jobs elsewhere.

    It's an ongoing process. The simple jobs are taken over by machines, automats and robots, and lately also not-so-simple but repetitive jobs in economics and even research are taken over by advanced machines and AI based solutions.
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    They'll have to move on, like the buggy-whip-makers and the Zeppelin pilots.
     
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