Yes, robots, drones and driverless cars will absorb tens of millions of jobs globally
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: There is a massive wave of technology about to be unleashed that will change the way we do business that will be as radical as anything you could possibly imagine. Every major tech company has been spending millions and billions of dollars to perfect robot, drone and driverless vehicle technology. Once fully implemented, you can say goodbye to jobs like taxi and limo drivers, delivery drivers, and factory technicians of every kind. It is being rolled out right now in huge companies like Amazon, Domino’s, and dozens of others.
- Domino’s Will Begin Using Robots to Deliver Pizzas in Europe: Starship Technologies, the London-based company that has created six-wheeled self-driving delivery robots, will begin taking customers Domino’s pizzas in Germany and the Netherlands. Starship, launched in July 2014 by two former Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, will whisk pizzas to customers’ doors if they live within a one-mile radius of certain Domino’s pizza shops in “select German and Dutch cities,” the company said in a statement. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd., the world’s largest franchise licence owner of Domino’s Pizza, with operations in markets across Asia and Europe, has formed a group called Domino’s Robotic Unit to oversee the project. Domino’s has tested ground-based autonomous vehicles for pizza delivery in Australia and New Zealand in 2016. In November it also delivered a pizza –peri-peri chicken– by drone in New Zealand. “With our growth plans over the next five to 10 years, we simply won’t have enough delivery drivers if we do not look to add to our fleet through initiatives such as this,” Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Don Meij said in a statement. source
- California Finally Ready For Driverless Cars: Now, Silicon Valley’s home state is ready to toss the bag of flesh and bones and replace it with a big sack of cash. The California Department of Motor Vehicles today proposed new regulations that will finally prepare for the move from testing to commercialization. That’ll make for even better photo ops if you see one, and eventually some interesting ride-sharing experiences—definitely no unwanted chit chat if a robocar picks you up.California’s got good reason to welcome this tech. Some 3,000 people die on its roads every year, and self-driving cars could eliminate the human error that causes 90 percent of crashes. They could make more people more mobile, reduce emissions (maybe), and boost the economy. source
- Amazon Launches PrimeAir Drone Delivery Service: We’re excited about Prime Air — a delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Prime Air has great potential to enhance the services we already provide to millions of customers by providing rapid parcel delivery that will also increase the overall safety and efficiency of the transportation system. source
You are looking at the future, a future that is replacing humans with drones, robots and driverless vehicles. It’s a brave, new world, one that will not be run by humans, at least not the way you know things to be right now.