I have seen on blogs and other websites speculation about SDCs picking up co-workers to go to a restaurant in the city, or picking up people outside their homes to rideshare to work in offices in the city center [using Chicago, LA, New York City, maybe even Dallas or Minneapolis as examples]
However, in a future where automation replaces human labor – except, maybe, for employment requiring creativity [maybe around the 2030s-2040s timeframe], when Level 5 is possibly the main SDC tech level, would this speculation be rendered moot?
I’m talking about moot in the US/Canada sense of the word, irrelevant or academic, depending on which meaning you choose.
Here I’m looking more at the socio-economic, rather than technical or business side of things.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts.