John Harris

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With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris

The automation revolution is no longer a sci-fi dream – but millions of jobs may go, fuelling yet more alienation and dismay

The future is here – not in the shape of Facebook, Twitter and all the rest, but in a drastic change to one of civilisation’s basic requirements: getting humans from place to place. On Wednesday, Uber added a second American city to an experiment that will soon expand: having already done so in Pittsburgh, it transported paying customers around San Francisco in cabs whose every move was controlled by computer.

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