When I said a few years ago (3 to be more exact) that there would be something in the near future called the driverless vehicle, people looked at me as if I was crazy. I then reminded them of a time in history, not too long ago, when there was no cable TV and the thought of paying to watch TV was laughable. Also, there was a time when the idea of a cordless telephone, much less a pocket sized computer, would have seemed like a crazy idea. But any fan of technology will always remember Moore's Law. Gordon Moore was a founder of Intel Corp and he extrapolated that the computing would dramatically increase in power, and decrease in relative cost, at an exponential pace. Moore’s observation transformed computing from a rare and expensive venture into a pervasive and affordable necessity. All of the modern computing technology we know and enjoy sprang from the foundation laid by Moore’s Law. From the Internet itself, to social media and modern data analytics, all these innovations stem directly from Moore and his findings. So with technology moving and improving at an exponential pace every other year, why would it be so far fetched to have a driverless car. Now, we all know it is not so far fetched.
Also, when Uber came around and blindsided everyone, many sat around thinking that Uber had a great idea and would be a great addition to our transportation needs. I told people "you don't get it". Uber is not just out to conquer the for-hire transportation market. They are out to revolutionize the world. Now keep in mind that I did not say they are going to revolutionize the world in a good way. Their innovation is amazing. But you have to look long term, just as Uber is and has been doing since day #1.
First and foremost is that Uber drivers, all of which thought Uber was a great way to make extra money or a great alternative to providing traditional taxi or car and limousine service. They all flocked to Uber and some still do. Unfortunately, they only look at what is in front of them. New articles are slowly popping up when an Uber driver aptly explains that they now understand that Uber is literally using its drivers....and I don't mean using as a means to make money. I mean using as a placeholder until the new technology comes out (self-driving vehicles) which will ultimately displace all the Uber driver who thought they found gold in Uber....Yes, it was gold, but fools gold.
Little by little, Uber drivers are realizing that by working with Uber, they are continuing to contribute to their own demise. They all should either start looking for another profession or go back to the car services and taxi companies they were affiliated with before Uber hit the market. It is not too late to go back and prevent Uber from destroying the world as we know it. Uber is an evil empire and is not out to dave the world, but is out to dominate the world in so many ways. Combine the inventions of the vehicle (internal combustion engine and assembly line) with computers and the light bulb and you won't even come close to the revolution that Uber is trying to create.
The problem is not so much that Uber is the evil empire, unlike Thomas Edison, who was truly a benevolent inventor, but that I do not believe the world is prepared to deal with all the changes to life as we know it, the global economy and human interactions. These are just a few things. But don't take my word for it.....Do you own research and think about it for just little bit and you may see that Uber is much more than it appears and all of what is seen is not good......so if what you see is not so good then what will happen next.
Remember, there are a number of extremely smart people who have investment mule-millions and billions of dollars into a company that has yet to turn a profit. Is it because all these people are dumb? Is the valuation of over $60,000,000,000,00 unrealistic? The people behind Uber, who have invested mega amount of money, all know something that we don't. They all know that Uber may very well be the next Apple, the most valuable company in the world. Steve Jobs was an innovator with no comparison and Apple did wonders to change the world...but Uber is a different story. Again, think about it, do you own research and come to your own conclusions.
Now that we are at the end of my ramblings, back to my main point. Uber drivers should leave Uber and stop contributing to their own demise.