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Waymo launches robotaxi service in Arizona

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https://thehill.com/policy/technology/419871-waymo-launches-robotaxi-service-in-arizona

Waymo, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., on Wednesday launched a commercial robotaxi service in Arizona

Waymo began developing driverless cars in 2009.

The new Waymo One service works similar to Uber or Lyft, where users download an app on which they load payment info. A Waymo engineer will sit behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong, but the cars will primarily drive themselves.
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This pilot program will be initially restricted to a few hundred customers in the Phoenix suburbs.

The coming big revolution is going to be driverless long-haui trucks.
 

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https://thehill.com/policy/technology/419871-waymo-launches-robotaxi-service-in-arizona

Waymo, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., on Wednesday launched a commercial robotaxi service in Arizona

Waymo began developing driverless cars in 2009.

The new Waymo One service works similar to Uber or Lyft, where users download an app on which they load payment info. A Waymo engineer will sit behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong, but the cars will primarily drive themselves.
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This pilot program will be initially restricted to a few hundred customers in the Phoenix suburbs.

The coming big revolution is going to be driverless long-haui trucks.

Yep. And the more we automate everything the less people needed to actually do that work. The problem lies in the fact that lots of people are not suited physically and/or mentally to be able to do non-physical jobs. They simply do not have the capacity to do it. It's not always because of lack of intelligence either. Its because that is how their brains work. IE: Genetic. There are people that could tell you how to build a trucks engine down to the last bolt. But couldn't tell the difference between a video card and a mother board.

So...what's going to happen to those people? Leave em to the pits?
 

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Yep. And the more we automate everything the less people needed to actually do that work. The problem lies in the fact that lots of people are not suited physically and/or mentally to be able to do non-physical jobs. They simply do not have the capacity to do it. It's not always because of lack of intelligence either. Its because that is how their brains work. IE: Genetic. There are people that could tell you how to build a trucks engine down to the last bolt. But couldn't tell the difference between a video card and a mother board.

So...what's going to happen to those people? Leave em to the pits?

AI combined with robotization is going to idle a lot of people. I don't think we are prepared for that.
 

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Moving quick. I hope uncle Sam sees the writing on the wall. Change or die.
 

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