“Evolution is an imperfect and often violent process. A battle between what exists, and what is yet to be born. In the midst of these birth pains, morality loses its meaning. The question of good and evil reduced to one simple choice: survive or perish.” – An adage that best describes Uber taxi disruption of the taxi industry.
Those are the words of a fictional character in NBC’ drama series Heroes, a genetics professor Dr. Mohinder Suresh. His words though too sci-fi, nonetheless could not be truer especially when you look at the ongoing battle between what was and what is to become in the taxi industry.
Uber brought upon commuters a convenient way of hailing a cab, yet this very same way means a change in the way of doing business for veteran taxi drivers. The drivers that adapted to Uber are now considered to be a new breed of taxi drivers who have embraced cutting edge technology in the taxi business.
However, technology does not always solve everyone’s problems. In the taxi industry, Uber is seen as favoring the commuters more than the taxi …read more