News Uber tests self-driving car. Joke is on Uber drivers.

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  1. yahoo

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    Now that Uber has made itself a brand name and helped tens of thousands of people make spare cash, they are a few years away from firing all their drivers.

    Uber is already testing a self-driving car.

    Kinda sad how technology is both a benefit and a killer of jobs.

    Millions of factory jobs: Gone.
    Newspapers. Dead.
    Radio. Dead.

    Also in the works:

    Robotics to cook food and deliver orders at fast food restaurants.

    Gonna be an interesting world in 20 years. Just not sure where all the jobs are going to be. Anybody have any ideas?


    http://www.consumerreports.org/self-driving-cars/uber-tests-self-driving-cars/
     
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    Ah shit
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    maybe ill buy a mechanical hand thats not mine to jerk me off
     
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    Military Researchers Develop Corpse-Eating Robots.
    Then the robots will build more robots. So on and so forth.


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    ...robotics engineering and repair are a couple.
     
  6. Willowglen

    Willowglen Lookin thru the glass ceiling & up Stephs skirt VIP

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    garypagetwo Adios, farewell, goodbye. Gold

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    Niedermeyer. Dead.
     
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    i've been reading up on such things. the short version is, our masters want to pay us a stipend to shut the fuck up and stay home or party or travel or whatever we want to do.

    it's utopia! :woot:

    it's sci fi!

    :)
     
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    As an Über driver, I wonder how the robot cars are going to...

    -- use deductive reasoning to figure out where the passenger actually are after they drop the pin in the wrong location (which happens ALL the time).

    -- know when a drunk gets sick and pukes all over the back seat.

    -- answers all the tourist questions about the city, Disney, bars, the best place to get laid, etc.

    -- stop people from stealing the car radio.

    -- stop people from fucking and leaving a used condom on the car seat for the next passenger to sit on.

    Not to mention what might happen if a terrorist group hacked into their system and suddenly had a million potential deadly weapons under their control all at once.
     
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  11. Wangold

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    Good!

    He was a sneaky little shit.
     
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    The "No Fucking" sign in the backseat should solve at least one of those problems.
     
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    Yes, because people always behave themselves without adult supervision. :p
     
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    Okay, how about a "Please clean up your jism after intercourse" sign?
     
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    When a self-driving car can drive from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve in NYC with no incidents. I may consider using one.

    Also, you know these cars are going to drive like you grandmother - SLOW.
     
  17. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    It is a shame so many jobs are gone now for robots/cheap technology. I was just at the supermarket today and 15 out of the 20 lines were self serve. Corporations just want more money no matter who it affects now or down the line. They'll be fine, so it doesn't bother them.
     
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    :grouch: we must stop the future from coming!
     
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    I'm sure the orange and purple billionaire will straighten all of this out for us . . .


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  20. yahoo

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    Not saying the future is good or bad. Just saying nobody can imagine what the world will be like in 30 years.

    It's going to be mind boggling
     
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