In the past decade, autonomous driving went from “maybe possible” to “certainly possible” to “inevitable” to “how did anyone ever think it wasn’t inevitable?” To “now commercially available”. In December 2018, Waymo, the company that grew out of Google’s self-driving car project, officially launched its commercial self-driving car service in suburban Phoenix. At first, the program was disappointing: available only to a few hundred controlled riders, and the human safety operators stayed behind the wheel. But over the past four years, Waymo has slowly opened up the program to members of the public and started operating a robotaxis without a driver inside. The company has since brought its deed to San Francisco. People are now pay for robot tricks.