Walmart leads the way in developing the next generation of long haul technologies.

Why? Efficiency.

Of course, they’re primarily interested in saving money. But they’re also saving fuel and other resources. Oh wait, money is a resource…funny how that price system works wonders.

For extra credit: will the driver even be needed? Think of all the time that will save. What cool stuff will the fleet of soon-to-be-unemployed truck drivers invent? How much better will the world be when there are 99% fewer truck drivers driving trucks and working in other jobs? Will there be complaints? Certainly. But there were complaints when automation took over the farm 150 years ago and we’re far better off today than we were then.

And finally: remind me why you hate Walmart?

-JD Cross