California has just authorized licenses for driverless cars (which doesn't make sense why does a driverless car need a license). In September, a "co-pilot" can get a license to ride in a driverless car. This is the first step to having driverless cars become a reality. Now we will not see driverless cars be the norm for many years, but this paves the way for making them something the average person will be able to purchase and use. What does this mean for all the people who make a living as drivers? How long before we have driverless trucks and delivery vehicles? What will the millions who work as drivers do once they are replaced? I think this all will progress like the introduction of robots on the assembly line in manufacturing and the self checkout kiosks in markets. Driverless cars will be introduced gradually and eventually be so common we will not realize it. If something can be done by technology, it will be done by technology. That is what the digital age is all about.
What do you think?