Bill Nye wants to save the world, and he thinks autonomous cars might help him do it. During a Reddit AMA session on Wednesday, Nye said that autonomous cars are the next big thing, and they’re going to help engender a domino effect in the economy that pushes the world closer toward sustainable energy. And it starts with truck drivers.
Nye went on Reddit to promote his new Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World. As part of the AMA, he was asked about the future of jobs in light of increasing automation, which he was qualified to answer as someone trying to “save the world.” Nye’s response highlighted autonomous vehicles as the big source of imminent change, moving drivers into different professions. And while he only touched on some of the impacts of autonomous cars, he highlights an important shift in the economy towards green energy. He wrote:
“Self-driving vehicles seem …