Self Driving Trucks En Route to replace the US Postal Service Driver Force
I’ve predicted replacement of jobs by machines. In an article on April 12th 2019 “Automation the Death of Employees Rise of Entrepreneurs” I predicted this. The United States Postal Service on Tuesday started a two week test transportation mail system of three states (Source Reuters 5/21/2019).
The goal of self driving technology is to replace 174,500 truck drivers by 2024.
Think about the economic consequences of this move. How many families does that affect? Assuming that each person supports three people the tally of people affected is 523,500 real people. How many people indirectly would that affect? Each person helps relatives from time to time. Each person utilizes their earnings to improve their collective family. It could be paying for dinner once a month, helping with a light bill, or having free time to babysit at no charge. When money is compromised these benefits fade. Indirect affects could stagger into the millions.
The total cash invested to get this technology going? A staggering One Hundred Seventy Eight Million ($178,000,000) was raised to replace these jobs. Ladies and gentlemen we need to see the writing on the wall. The jobs that exist today will be phased out soon. The gap between working class and technological class is going into over drive. The fourth industrial revolution is underway. There is a choice for you. You can prepare for change or ignore change. You can call politicians in hope the system saves you or you can adapt.
Political processes slow down change. Political processes do not halt change.
Many called for opposition to preserve segregation. The result was a slower progress and bigotry still became illegal. Many called for preservation of church monuments in state buildings. The result was church and state preservation (the monuments were removed).
Prudent individuals are keen to identify market trends. Market trends exist in social platforms, financial platforms, industry platforms and religious platforms. All components of human dynamic contain cycles. Cycles move and are fluid. Introducing innovations takes time. The time still comes when innovation overtakes traditional processes.
Humans are habitual creatures. We enjoy routine, traditions and cultural identity. What happens when cultural identity is individualism? What happens when each person is taught to be themselves? What happens is people seek their own path. Our culture is to create self identity. Each generation has unique environments it is born into. These environments influence our desires. Our desires drive individual goals.
The goals a person sets as a child will be different if entirely different tools exist to guide the person in an individualistic society.
This crucial component is the reason for rapid change in the United States. Our individual identities are valued above the collective. Each person wishes to shine. Each person believes they choose their own path. The promotion of this culture means society is dynamic.
Combine dynamic change with rapid technological advances and old lifestyles become obsolete.
Today’s generation will develop, grow and value common human desires. These human desires are “Efficiency” and “Labor Avoidance”. All generations sought to be more efficient. All generations sought to avoid excessive labor. These characteristics expressed themselves throughout time. The application of these characteristics is what changes.
Today’s change of expression is robots, technology and automation. As aging dinosaurs it is our job to become wise. Wisdom comes from recognizing these facts. Wisdom comes from recognizing societal dynamic. Wisdom comes from recognizing the consequences of how you raise your children. Consequences need not be bad. Consequences simply are results of your action. Nothing more. Our desires to be more efficient and eliminate labor pushed elimination of our jobs.
Now it’s our time to recognize the consequences of our actions and opportunities that exist. Look for more articles about how technology disrupts the market place to create unique money making opportunities by following me here or going to sign up for my free quarterly newsletter.
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About Christopher: Christopher Knight Lopez is a Professional Entrepreneur. Christopher has opened over 7 businesses in his 14-year career. Christopher’s purpose is to take advantage of various market-driven opportunities. Christopher is a certified Master Project Manager (MPM) and Accredited Financial Analyst (AFA). Christopher previously held his Series 65 securities license. Christopher also has his General Lines — Life, Accident, Health & HMO. Christopher has managed a combined 286mm USD in reported Assets Under Management & Assets Under Advisement. Christopher has work experience in 29 countries, raised over 50mm USD for various businesses, and grossed over 7.5mm in his personal career. Christopher worked in the highly technical industries of: biotechnology, finance, securities, manufacturing, real estate, and residential mortgages. Christopher is a United States Air Force Veteran. Christopher has a passion for family, competitive sports, fishing, martial arts and advocacy for entrepreneurs. Christopher provides self-help classes for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Christopher’s passion to mentor comes from belief that entrepreneurs need guidance. The world is full of conflicting information about entrepreneur identity. See more at www.christopherklopez.com.