He gets home tonight and says to me - I kinda stumbled into a conversation at work. The topic was things that are going away.
I'm immediately interested and say - go on.
This group was talking about how in three years all 18 wheel trucks will be autonomous. He says - that's a lot of jobs. He adds, I think that might be overly optimistic.
I say - I don't know. Those large mining companies in Australia have been using that technology for a few years now with those ground movers. I was in a conference and some guy said they pay those guys that drive them as much as a Silicon Valley engineer and they still can't find people.
We both agreed it's also in a place people don't want to work.
He then says the following. Which I admit sent a little shiver down my spine. So - if those trucks are all bots, then a lot of stuff at truck stops will go away.
My eyes grow wide and I say. Riiight. I guess I hadn't thought about the knock on effect of that yet.