Self-Driving Cars Will Improve Our Cities. If They Don’t Ruin Them.
Robin Chase

Great article, one of the first times someone digs a bit deeper on the implications of the AV.
One thing that is often forgotten in the debate about how jobs lost to robots are replaced by other jobs is the meaning of that new jobs, and by that I mean the human interactions, the sense of service or the feeling that one is making something tangible experienced in these jobs.

Taxi jobs, mechanics jobs and car insurance jobs still experience direct interactions with customers for now. With AVs, fleet insurance, maintenance and management will lose most of the human part, just being replaced by interactions between humans and robots + data (a lot of data).

Replacing traditional jobs by robots + robot management jobs seems to me an equal threat to the well-being of society as the threat of unemployment, congestion or pollution/global warming.

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