This notion that no one has an incentive to get drivers out from behind a steering wheel is wrong. Most of the cost of an Uber today is the driver, especially when you refactor out the usurious margins Uber wants, and lease/insurance/permitting associated with a human driver. Car fleets have an enormous incentive to get as autonomous as possible as fast as possible.

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Founder, Work Futures. Editor, GigaOm. My obsession is the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future.

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