Saudi Arabia -- a key U.S. ally in the Middle East which also happens to be an armed-to-the-teeth absolute monarchy with a record of massive human rights abuses -- is planning on moving forward with a $US500 billion plan for a "new city state that would also straddle Jordan and Egypt in the kingdom's northwest," Arab News reported.
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Before it gets rid of its drivers altogether, Uber is trying to make nice with them. But instead of paying them more or giving riders the ability to give them a tip, they're rewarding them with "compliments". Because if there's one thing unrepentant capitalism is good for, it's an imaginary reward system!
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.