A bold prediction that only the fearless technology beat writers at Bloomberg would have the guts to put their names behind. Clearly these intrepid reporters have the ability to think outside the box and see things about the future that others don’t or can’t. They don’t just retread the same old conventional wisdom spewed out by the lamewad technology beat writers at the economist or MIT technology Review. In this case almost no one (everyone) would dare make such a counter intuitive (obvious) prediction. I for one would never have thought that driverless technology would first be applied in industry before it found widespread acceptance in the civilian sector. This almost never (always) happens with new technologies. Driverless technology will most likely only be a small part of commerce for the next 10–25 years and will more than likely never “transform” commerce but instead only complement existing driver based systems. So, even though the core thesis of the prediction is almost certainly wrong the fact that it suggested such a non-obvious (completely obvious) order to the thing that will probably never happen, was still bold, I guess. Kudos Bloomberg tech beat. Kudos. On this day you have gained one more superfan.

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