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Massive Tech Disruptions include 5G, Autonomous Vehicles, and Amazon Delivery

Five gigabyte (5G) Wi-Fi will be the next big disruption in tech. For example, up to 1.2 billion people worldwide could have 5G by 2025.

Widespread 5G could make the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), drone, and autonomous vehicle use widespread, Interesting Engineering theorizes. For instance, they might use 5G to operate autonomous cars and power drone delivery networks.
Significantly, Amazon delivery threatens grocers like Kroger (NYSE: KR) home improvement stores like Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW), GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB), small box discounters like Dollar General (NYSE: DG), and department stores like Macy’s (NYSE: M). To demonstrate, Amazon Flex could deliver laundry detergent, clothing, groceries, takeout meals, and home improvement materials like paint in the same van.

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The Era of the Human Driven Automobile is over

“My reply was that we don’t need the public acceptance of autonomous vehicles at first,” Lutz said. “All we need is acceptance by the big fleets: Uber, Lyft, FedEx, UPS, the U.S. Postal Service, utility companies, delivery services.”

Simple economics will drive the change because automakers will cater to their biggest customers. Many regular cars will disappear because parts and maintenance for them will no longer be available.

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