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Everyone paying attention to the DoorDash moves recently? Will the landscape change?

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ShigMiyamoto
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 Posted 1 month ago

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I mean, is this even a legitimate business?  have we figured that out?  All I hear in my head is "let's take advantage of cheap drivers (laborer) and we can have anything delivered including ourselves to anywhere.  Our plan to never leave our homes will be complete."

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/09/uber-ceo-deal-with-food-delivery-app-caviar-was-not-a-right-fit.html 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-08/doordash-is-said-to-tap-banks-for-400-million-ahead-of-an-ipo

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    Uberserge
    1040 Rider Driver
     1 month ago

    Yep, couch potato nation. Take an Uber X to the market and back, order food on Uber eats, order toilet paper on Amazon and binge watch Netflix. There you go!

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      SSandler75
      75
       1 month ago

      Couldn't have said it better myself. Easier (lazier) life meaning a greater life. 

      The sad truth is that this is where inventors minds are always. They phrase it as, "how do I make lives better for everyone? How do I make it more convenient to accomplish things?" 

      but it's actually more like, "What can I invent that will take advantage of their lazy nature and so they will pay me a lot of money for it?"

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    bleekman25
    74 Rider
     1 month ago

    We are slowly becoming like the movie Wall-E. People are getting lazier and lazier though at the same time spendinga fortune on gyms to feel like they are healthy. How odd is it that as a society we feel we need to pay to workout instead of just walking outside to get your own food or takinga hike in nature. When I really sit back and think about this it throws me.

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    BrianTheScrewDriver
    427 Driver Driver
     1 month ago

    When I was a young kid, I used to assume of a wonderful future.

    Now I am seeing the future, and I realize it's just a bunch of people sitting on the couch waiting for things to arrive.  (whether it's Amazon box, food or their driver)

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      SSandler75
      75
       1 month ago

      Really?  I feel like it's par for the course? People just melting into their couches while the machines do all the work.

      It's just that we are in a transitional period where we have slave workers (i.e. drivers), doing the work until the machines are ready to do the work.  Drones, autonomous vehicles, etc. 

      Yep, I said.  The truth folks.