Just in case you were thinking about quitting your job to seek the glamor and riches of being an Uber driver, the company has just played its hand concerning the future of their industry.
Humans will not be needed as drivers. Uber already envisions their customers hailing rides via their mobile app, where the nearest driverless dronecab would boot up and head to the customer. Dronecabs will be able to operate 24/7, won’t need health insurance, won’t require a tip, and certainly won’t rape the occupants. It’s a win-win for the company and the customers, but not so much for those poor shmucks who have been jumping in to the fray of the driver-for-hire scene.
It’s hard to say how long it will take for the transition, but it will arrive much sooner than you think, so think twice about making it a career choice.