Sgt_Kickaxe - 4:17 pm on Sep 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
Adsense on 3rd party sites may be phased out since this is not as profitable as eyes and clicks on your own pages. When the ad dollar is thinned out you want it spent on your own pages without having to share revenue with publishers. There is a reason both Yahoo and MSN did this and that reason wasn't entirely Google competition.
Self driving cars are the current big push, there are even campaigns going on in Canada to get on board within 4 years. Personally I don't see people so voluntarily giving up their ability to drive but when the price of fuel is astronomical and self driving vehicles become state owned property you can see people getting picked up and force carpooled with others. A computer controlled grid of vehicles so to speak will move people instead.
How will you know that's happening? Fear mongering will be the order of the day in government but green happy thoughts will be in TV commercials at the same time. Taking away your options, or rather making you think you have some when you really don't, is always the ideal tool in being controlled.