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While You Were Watching Afghanistan, This Aired on 60 Minutes
We all see the big transporters on the highways delivering the very lifeblood of our nation’s products — food, building supplies, car parts — everything that we use to function as a nation. Unbeknownst to the truckers, driverless trucks, guided by AI — sophisticated computer systems that include WI-FI and GPS — are guiding these big rigs down American highways at high rates of speed (of course, observing the speed limit), while also recording the license plates around them, and everything else.
When asked by the interviewer, where does this information go, they evaded answering the question and other serious questions. In addition, the truckers don’t understand why they have not been made aware of this new technology, which could possibly eliminate at least 2 million jobs. Why do I sense China is in this new industry? Because I watched a documentary where driverless cars, and elimination of jobs was on the horizon as a consequence, and the Chinese presenter laughed and said, “Driverless vehicles coming soon – within the next ten years.” Why? Because they are very involved in this “green new deal” that we are being sold as a method to “save the planet.” Many jobs, not just truckers, will be erased thanks to robotics and AI, of which they are at the forefront. Do you think they have an interest in Afghanistan and its resources? Keep that thought.
Someone recently posted a video of Elon Musk saying AI is more of a threat than nuclear weapons. Why did he say that?
I think this is hook, line, and sinker part of the Great Reset.
These are unelected people who are transforming our world under our noses while we are being distracted. There are many names that you would be familiar with on these boards. Corporations and individuals, and countries who do not necessarily endorse the work ethic, family values, or the engines that have driven the West, America, and freedom to accomplish all that it has. See what you think – I am interested in your thoughts. I feel this will continue unless we grasp the scope of the global New World Order and its intended agenda.Published in General
Other people with driving relatives have pointed out problems before, and my youngest brother who is also a truck driver, echoes those sentiments. The company he works for has some semi-automated trucks that will sometimes stop dead in the middle of the freeway because something “confused” the automatic systems. He won’t be involved with those models. I think he should buy an older model himself and have it ready for when companies who put all their eggs into the self-driving basket, run into trouble and need people like him to bail them out.
Just so long as they don’t build Goliath.
Oops – I left out the important qualification – 250 million jobs G-L-O-B-A-L-LY!
Well most of the world likely won’t get driverless trucks real soon, so maybe all those unemployed US truck drivers will have to get a U-Haul as Kevin Williamson suggests, and relocate to Afghanistan or something.
I owe my life, plus my mom and dad and kid sister’s lives, to the act a truck driver managed some many decades ago.
Until the day I die, I will bless this man for employing the jack knife his vehicle took before it slammed at 60 mph into our 1959 Ford Galaxie.
His mission that day, Labor Day Monday 1959, was to take a fresh-off-the-assembly-line semi trailer truck out on the road for a test drive.
The truck itself flunked. It apparently had no brakes.
The driver managed to sharply turn the steering wheel to the right.
Sure, our car had been totalled. But all four of us survived. My dad broke his nose and two ribs. My mom ended up paralyzed until given proper physical therapy. My kid sister slept through the crash.
I still remain traumatized. When out on the open road, my hands grip the steering wheel so tightly whenever I encounter a semi.
But that driver made the correct maneuver. To this day, it hurts like hell when anyone infers truck drivers are dummies.
I don’t infer truck drivers are dummies, but you can be an excellent truck driver with little to no education and even having limited command of the language in the Country you drive does not keep you from excelling in the profession.
As a transportation wonk, I help state agencies that own the highways think about how changing freight technologies may affect other traffic and how the roads are used. Here are my observations:
The past eighteen months have seen dramatic shifts in freight movement, supply chains, e-commerce and workforce. We’re all a lot more aware of our dependence on logistics as we punch the button on our phones for same day shipping or grocery deliveries. Keeps me interested! Thanks for posting the 60 minutes piece, @frontseatcat!
You just to be good at one marketable skill.