I’m always gobsmacked by the unthinking stupidity of those we allow to rule us. While the developed nations struugle with unemployment, due to automation of processes that provide jobs amongst other things, our poticians and the “experts” who advise them are creaming thrir pants over another technological development that will destroy thousands of jobs.
Their latest miracle tachology is self driving vehicles:
“Automation has already been responsible for the loss of countless jobs in America and around the world. You can see brilliant accounting for this here and here.
Well, you’ve got less than ten years warning that millions more will go unemployed due to self-driven cars. Two fresh reports outline where this is all going.
The first, titled “Computer driven cars will convulse the automotive industry” appeared yesterday in the Detroit News. The article praised the many benefits of self-driven cars, but also pointed out that there will be some losers:
Now the article goes on to raise many intelligent points about the negative consequences of bringing in self drive cars (though not the one that concerns me, what about those of us who thing driving is fun).
But what the people cheering, waving flags and going “Woo – ooo – ooo for technology” have not thought of is the way this is going to make chaose of the drink driving laws.