Driverless Cars: An Opportunity Matrix

Happy Fedsday!  While we wait for the rate decision this afternoon, let’s talk nu-tech and where it leads:

We all know driverless vehicles are coming.  It’s just a matter of how fast they arrive and how many of the currently-employed driver-jobholders will be axed as a result.  What to do?  In this morning’s report, we do one of our “look-ahead” views to ascertain where there may be opportunity to people who plan to have jobs in the future.  We won’t resort to the analogy:  How would you have liked to have been the first owner of a paving company back when the very earliest of Ford products was being introduced?  Why, the earthmoving equipment alone could have made you a millionaire many times over with the Interstate Highway system.

As much as this level of  “change” may be distasteful, there’s a very pertinent old saying that means something when comes to driverless cars:  A problem is an opportunity – with its clothes on! 

After we roll out “Mapping of the New [global] Caliphate”, we might even get around to asking what happens to NASCAR when Google enters a completely optimized car that goes around the track with a passenger only, but with hands on a steering wheel?  This and more mind-candy as the caffeine kicks in…

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