Will a Driving License Exist in 15 Years Time?

Completely autonomous cars are becoming a closer possibility than ever before.

There’s Tesla with their Autopilot feature, Google with their fleet of prototype self-driving cars, and Apple supposedly in a secret garage working on theirs.

This begs the question—will people need to learn to drive in the future?

Your Uber is Waiting Downstairs

Ok, so it’s still a little far off to rely on tech/car companies to create a completely autonomous car, but it doesn’t matter.

Uber is a pretty gigantic company. I mean, they seem to raise billions every week. I can see why.

It’s a popular service which makes it ultra-convenient for people to get around their city.

So already we’re seeing services take the effort out of the hands of people.

At the press of a button, you can have your own personal chauffeur come pick you up. No need to describe where you’re at, or where you’re going.

Rent a Car—Don’t Buy One

Even if you’re not up for stepping into a vehicle ordered with your iPhone, you can order something like a Zipcar which lets you book a car for hours at a time.

Sure, you still have to drive and have a license, but it gets rid of the need to maintain your car, store your car, and generally worry about your car. It’s not your car, so it‘s not your problem. You just beep your card on the dashboard and you’re in.

Any problems? Someone will sort it out for you. Easy.

Transition from Drivers to Computers

It’s clear Uber are gearing up for something futuristic. They’re waiting for autonomous, electric cars to come around so they don’t have to pay drivers. It means a better experience for you and a far, far cheaper cost for them. It’s a win-win—well, except for the drivers.

Just hit a button and a car of your choice will roll around to pick you up. Your own private cab. And it doesn’t seem so distant as it once did. In fact, it seems pretty reasonable.

Who’d thought we’d have cars which drive themselves?

Admittedly the Tesla only sticks to one road and you have to be alert, but it’s such a leap from where we were 5 years ago.

I’m super excited to get in a car and have it drive me somewhere. Sure, there will be accidents on the road, but that’s inevitable.

Mistakes happen, by drivers and computers, but I think I’d rather trust a machine which can make millions of decisions a minute than a person who can barely make a few.

I’m writing about something that interests me every day for a year. This is day 51 of 365. ✌️