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Car – pick up the groceries and come back

Best quotes from Elon’s investor talk on Car Autonomy:

In the future, people will want to outlaw people driving their own cars because they’ll be unsafe

The probability of the steering wheel being taken away is 100%. Consumers will demand it.

We have quite a good simulation, but it doesn’t fully capture the real world. If it did, it would be proof that WE were living in a simulation.

There’s a lot of people with PhDs from Stanford, tell us about the actual cool stuff you have done

It is insanely pleasant to listen to somebody with such a strong determination and vision.

I guess, very few understand the monumental disruption that is happening here and the impact it will have on the general economy (not just automotive).

Just image the change of the whole logistics industry: goods and parcels being delivered 24/7 autonomously. Or think of smaller but crazy use cases like – you are sending you car (e.g. while being in the office) to pick up your children from school and bring safely home.

Or impact it may have to the used car market, where instead of selling the car – you just deploy it as a robo-taxi, to drive other people around and earn money.

We are talking about millions of jobs being at risk and whole professions becoming obsolete. Really curious how this will play out.

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