Change is happening faster than ever. Those who don’t predict the future will get run down by it. Obviously, there are lots of potential elements of the future that are impossible to predict. Natural disasters, terrorist threats, and industrial accidents have impacted millions of people unexpectedly through the years, and no matter how much of a ‘prepper’ you are, you cannot be fully prepared for every contingency...
On top of those unpredictable large-scale setbacks, each of us is at risk for any range of personal hindrances. Layoffs, illnesses, and accidents happen all around us every day. And while most people are not affected by these things most of the time, everyone is impacted by these things at one point or another.
So seeing the future clearly can seem like a futile effort. Nevertheless, all but the most obtuse people can see there is no bright future for newspaper printers or truck drivers. Those careers are almost dead. And while there are lots of possibilities in the future (good and bad) that we can’t predict, there are also lots of realities we can predict.
We won’t be giving up cell phones and mobile devices, those industries will grow relative to the growth of regional economies for decades to come. But we will be giving up desktop computing. A small niche of desktop devices will remain for high-level graphic art work, cinematography, and serious gaming. But everyone else is going mobile for good.
We won’t be driving our own cars. It will take decades to convert, but the roads will soon be a place where man and machine coexist on a whole new level. And as that happens, many people will release the idea of ownership. We’ll no longer need a car to stay in a parking lot and wait for us all day. We simply need one to pick us up where we want, when we want. So while I’m working, my car can uber people around town as long as it returns to get me at 5.
And if my car can uber you around town while I work, you may not need to own a car at all. Using the plentiful privatized transportation may be more economical for you. Especially when all those cars are connected and collectively working to ensure the fewest miles are driven to get people where they need to go. As those cars communicate, one will be able to drop someone off downtown at 4, and select the next passenger based on a complex algorithm of where passengers are in need of transport and when it needs to be at a certain place to retrieve it’s priority passenger – the owner.
Of course, an autonomous fleet of cars will lead to autonomous fueling and charging stations, where cars replenish themselves, and charge it to a credit account assigned to the car. The same account that gets payments from passengers. And as the car will be able to accurately predict the dates and times when it will need regular maintenance, it will simply schedule that maintenance itself, then go get it done. Probably during low-traffic hours. This means there will be a higher demand for night shift mechanics who can service cars when they are less in demand.
And that means that repair facilities will function more efficiently by doing major repairs during the day, and regular maintenance at night. And the facilities that plan ahead for 24/7 scheduling may thrive in 5-10 years while the ones that continue to open at 7 and close at 7, leaving the high-overhead facility and equipment unproductive for half of the time, will not be able to compete.
If you’re in the car repair business, and you convert to a 24 hour facility this year, offering overnight service for busy people now would position you to dominate the market soon, while making your business stand out and gaining more efficient use of your facilities and equipment immediately.
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