Most futurists would pick a subject like artificial intelligence to be the key factor in the shaping of our future as a human race. Most people aren’t even aware of the ways autonomous vehicles will change life on this planet as we know it. By 2030 millions of jobs will be eliminated and the way people get around will be changed forever.
Tesla Motors already claims their 2015 models will be able to drive themselves up to 90% of the time. Major auto makers are working on self driving vehicles as well. By 2017 Cadillac plans to debut technology that will be able to drive their cars on the freeway automatically.
Autonomous vehicles would all but eliminate traffic in metropolitan areas claims Dr. Daniel Amen. It would also decimate entire industries such as car insurance, antiquated automakers, cab drivers, commercial truck drivers and more. Once autonomous vehicles takeover the auto industry the entire economy will be reshaped in ways we can only imagine.
There are also many upsides to autonomous vehicles. Many lives will be saved every year by preventing accidents. Many autonomous vehicles will be electric which will be great for the environment. The massive expanse of unneeded vehicles will cut back on the need for mining raw materials to build new vehicles.
The future is certainly bright for any company taking advantage of the self driving vehicle trend. Personally, I can’t wait to see how the future shapes up with the overwhelming advances to technology we see each and every day.