Driverless Trucks, Driverless Cars, and Unmanned Food Stores, what’s the world coming to? Like Mish I have long thought that this revolution will come full force by 2020, and will be unstoppable. By all accounts, vehicle operations will be much safer, and once we see the Uberization of the transportation network, much cheaper. And how much cheaper, and more convenient will things be when stores are either Amazon mail order operations, or unmanned?
The tech shift away from human operators, and attendants is just beginning. It will lower costs, increase services, and make our lives better. It will also usher in an entirely unknown future, which will create a serious amount of uncertainty, confusion, and fear.
The French union members will likely revolt over changes like this, and the stodgy French economy will be unable to take up this slack, leaving thousands in a much worse off position. The same will happen in throughout Southern Europe.
Change is coming, fast. This would be a good time to prepare.