But if you want strong evidence of real wisdom, look for predictions and see if they come true. The FSM would like to take this opportunity to make some (infallible) predictions:
For over 100 years, taxi drivers have been a part of the culture in each city. In every region they are somewhat different, but there is much that they have in common with the global community of taxi drivers. And they have a shared future: redundancy. The vast majority of taxi drivers are going to lose their jobs in a few years. This will become clear to you all even before Nissan release their driverless car in 2020. The driverless car will be significantly safer than an old-fashioned taxi with a driver. And they will be much much cheaper. So here are some predictions:
2: By 2030 the number of taxi drivers employed round the world will be less than 20% the number in 2014.
3: Private car ownership will fall dramatically. Now in 2014 private cars spend most of the time idle. Just sitting there parked. The driverless cabs will be shared much more and so fewer of them are required.
4: The demand for parking will collapse as people move to using driverless taxis
5: Eventually human driven vehicles will be banned from most roads.
6: The rate of accidents will be so low that countries will drop the requirement that passengers need seat belts.