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Steve Van MierloNo, it'll just make them even more valuable for a few reasons. Off the top of my head: - Car ownership will continue to decline as automated travel becomes more efficient and accessible. - Google (arguable leader in self driving cars) has a significant stake in them, partnership or acquisition seems very likely

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John Philip GreenI think Uber is more than the end of taxis. Taken to its logical extreme, it is the end of car ownership, parking lots, car insurance, driveways... and when It adopts autonomous electric vehicles, the end of gas stations, human driving, oil changes, mechanics. And why not truck driving and delivery services while they are at it? The next generation of transportation is Uber's to lose.

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Bobby ChanUber is working on its own self driving car

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Andrew Noop SmithThen won't Uber's Self Driving Cars be the end of Uber Drivers?

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Andrew Noop SmithWill people just choose the most affordable and accessible self driving options? Or will they want their own self driving car for convenience and availability?

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Andrew Noop SmithSelf driving vending machines with everything you might need. Moving stores come to you.

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Varun MathurWhen self-driving cars become ubiquitous, why would one necessarily need an Uber - could you not then own a percentage of such a car's time and have it go back and forth automatically between your shared circle of friends/family within a geographic region. My point here is we are assuming a vacuum of innovation between now and when self-driving cars become ubiquitous. Uber has tremendous amount of data about intra city human transportation which it is able to leverage and which puts it in a fantastic position today and going forward, no matter if we are riding donkeys or self-driving cars, but there could be disruptors tomorrow who could disrupt even Uber..

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Bonnie Foley-WongUber is not a taxi company. It is a logistics company.

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Andrew Noop SmithGoogle?

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If you're an employer who's planning to pay for the training of new or current staff in the coming months you may want to take advantage of the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, which would refund you 2/3 to 5/6 of your training costs up to $10,000 per employee.

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John Philip GreenGovernment programs... some onerous application process to distract us from building businesses?

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Andrei ArkhanguelskiThumbs up! It's a great program that every employer should be aware of. We're taking advantage of it and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. It's a great way to enable your employees to upgrade their skills by taking a course at a university, college or a third party training provider, such as BrainStation, Lighthouse Labs, or Bitmaker. Online courses on sites like Udemy may be acceptable if there is not a training provider in Ontario that might offer a similar course including universities, colleges or a third party training provider.

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Venk ChandranI am a previous recipient of this grant.. Or whatever this initiative was called a decade ago. It helped me get a job after the startup I was at died in the dot com bust. And it helped me get back into tech. It's not just important for employers but prospective employees who want that first step but have a hard time getting experience. Use this to educate potential employers as I did.

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Danielle LovellAvailable for BC based folks too - www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/Canada-BC-Job-Grant.aspx

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