Who Will Really Benefit from Self-Driving Vehicles?
by Dwayne Phillips
Ah, my car will drive itself. I can rest, read, think about things. Really? Perhaps we aren’t comfortable with the answer to the question posed in the title.
Who will really benefit from self-driving vehicles?
Alcohol, canabis, and pharmaceutical industries. This includes restaurants and bars that serve these. The vehicle itself is the designated driver, and we all have a designated driver all the time.
And there are some medicines that say, “Do not drive after taking this.” Okay, I won’t.
And let’s toss in the doctors who perform procedures on us. “You will need someone to drive you home afterwards.” Simple.
Sex and pornography. The porn industry always benefits from new technologies that enable entertainment. And since we aren’t paying attention to driving, we are available for entertainment.
Content creators. The pornography one extends to this. Like to read books (paper and electronic)? Read all you want because you aren’t driving.
Hotel and Motels. Since we can do all sorts of things while driving, we will take more road trips and stay in more motels.
I see the best benefit is that those who cannot drive due to physical and mental issues will have access to transportation. Those persons, however, are in a small minority when compared to the persons mentioned above.
Is this good news or bad?