by Mish

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.

Dixon Predictions

  • 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

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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.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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