I was going to post this in the thread about the Uber car running over a pedestrian, but I think it really is better as a standalone in this forum. Anyway, I've been thinking that autonomous cars will mean the most massive change in American society since the original horseless carriages came out, but in this article, the writer has some fascinating speculation about their impact. Here's a sample: Media Consumption Media consumption should increase dramatically, because folks who currently are driving to work and unable to consume visual media or read books during their commute will be able to do so. Many will choose to work either coming or going, but most likely will use at least some of the time to watch movies, play video games, or read books and magazines. Feel free to weigh in with your ideas and whether you think he's on target or full of shit.