Jun
26

Swiss Post’s PostBus starts public testing of self-driving buses « Post & Parcel

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Source: Swiss Post’s PostBus starts public testing of self-driving buses « Post & Parcel

As usual, the Swiss are ahead of the rest of the world.  Having driven some of the roads in the hilly regions of the country, I hope they testing on a road in a valley or plain, and not up at altitude! Up high the roads are narrow and twisty!  And mistake of location could quickly become dangerous.

A successful test means more of the employment possibilities within the post are narrowed, and opportunities in the digital engineering firms and department increase. The “semi-skilled” job of driving can be eliminated.

But I suspect they will discover other necessary human activity and thinking that will have to be populated, just with much more highly educated personnel. The digitalization of both data and knowledge. The expansion of the Internet of Things. The sophistication of analysis of  Big Data. The computerization of much human activity running machines continues apace.  Soon, the blockchains will wrap up most of human existence.

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