Absolutely! Electric cars will reduce our oil dependency and autonomous cars will reduce road deaths.
But what makes these advancements so intriguing is the second-order effects. Benedict Evans nails it:
And that’s not all. What about
- The millions of truck, bus and Uber drivers who have jobs at stake
- International relations in a world where the US isn’t as dependent on Middle Eastern oil
- The consumption effects of wanting to replace a car as often as you upgrade your phone
These are two amazing slides. Thanks Benedict.