My vision of driverless trucks and taxis within the time frame of six to eight years looks downright feeble to that of Chris Dixon, a partner at prestigious Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Not only does Horowitz see things happening faster than I do, he envisions entire cities totally driverless within ten years.
Tech Insider reports A top Silicon Valley investor predicts what the world will look like in 10 years, when roads are full of self-driving cars.
Within ten years, roads will be full of driverless cars. Maybe within two, depending on where you're driving.
That's what Chris Dixon, a partner at prestigious Silicon Valley investment firm Andreessen Horowitz believes.
- In about 2 years, you'll be chauffeured around in driverless cars on highways.
- Regulations will change quickly because of a global autonomous race.
- "At some point, it will be seen as a national priority to be ahead in self-driving cars," similar to the space race of the 1960s.
- Entire cities will flip from drivers to driverless all at once, and they'll change how we live and commute.
- Within 10 years, we won't own cars, we'll just hail them.
- The real hold up on driverless cars isn't technology -- it's all of us
Driverless Car City
Before dismissing Dixon's view as ridiculous, please read the article.
Mish vs. Dixon
My vision is that driverless trucks will displace millions of long-haul truck drivers in a six to eight year time frame. Dixon takes my rather simplistic vision multiple levels further.
I think Dixon is ahead of things time-wise, perhaps way ahead. Yet, I propose he is far closer to the mark than those who think my comparatively modest vision is decades away.