Life is a Highway

Let’s cut to the chase. You can’t drive. I don’t mean you in particular, I mean the general you that ruins every trip on the roads, from our daily commute to a Sunday drive. And the human element of driving comes at a cost far greater than the irritation of those few folks who know how to drive. The Atlantic’s Adrienne Lafrance explains how the oncoming era of the self-driving car could rank among the most transformative public-health initiatives in human history. In the meantime, seriously, pull over.

+ “A lot of people go to work and sit in a cubicle. Our cube just happens to move around the roads. And if we are successful, we are going to put ourselves out of a job.” Here’s a job description that didn’t exist a few years ago: A driver of a driverless car.

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