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Old 08-26-2016, 10:51 AM   #139
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Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
This is a pretty important point that really might be better suited for the Politics thread, but we're standing on the edge right now of a few technologies that will severely disrupt our economy. Self-driving cars (and, by extension, self-driving trucks) will decimate an entire sector of the economy, with no ready solutions as to where those people will go when their industry is basically shuttered.

We can't really stop this technology from happening, and the end result may be very beneficial for a lot of people, but there's going to be a lot of pain for millions of people while the changeover happens.
Oh most definitely and I agree, we really have to be proactive like the article says. And yes, we can't stop the technology, it's part of what we do - we advance.

So instead of the playing politics with people lives, we need to come together as a nation and work at this. This is why I can't stand this Presidential election this year. We ARE on the verge of a major change of how life works and lobbyists from the oil industry/Koch brothers won't stop it.

It's actually quite exciting - we are on the next major change in how the human race operates. We get to live and see the change and our children and their children will get to live in it. It's like the generation from 1903-1913 that saw the transformation from horses to cars.
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