According to Autoblog, Musk was asked during Tesla’s latest earnings call about a comment from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick about his desire to buy 500,000 autonomous Teslas from the auto manufacturer in five years time. The follow up question was, “cut out the middle man and sell on-demand electric mobility services directly from the company on its own platform?”

“That’s an insightful question,” Musk said. “I don’t think I should answer it.”

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I'm sharing this insightful Popular Science post to inspire reflection upon a robotic era in transportation. If you were forced to make a middle-of-the-night trip to the hospital with a sick child in your arms, would you prefer being driven by a robotic car or a human in a taxi cab?