Convenience > everything. I love my Netflix. People love their Uber. I am willing to forgive in forget if it still offers me an awesome value proposition. shrugs in capitalism
My bet is some form of oligopolistic regulatory capture is the long-term plan (similar in spirit to ISP oligopoly), because if self-driving cars are a commodity it still doesn’t look like that offers a path to profitability.
(It's also from Sept 2017 anyway...)