Perspectives: Uber

Uber Logo

Here in Boston, Uber has slowly (but surely!) become the transportation method of choice. In my freshman year, I had never heard of it. After hearing about it for the first time, I was skeptical. Time went on — I tried Uber for the first time, was satisfied, then continued using their services. Now, nearly everyone I know here at school is comfortable using it, some even calling one on a semi-regular basis.

Hearing about Uber’s most recent round of funding made me sit down and think about their services and the role they have played in my life so far. As one of my friends likes to summarize, “Uber wants to turn cars into a service.” But how far off is this goal?

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College Think Tank Boston, June 2014

It was a beautiful morning, with clear skies as far as the eye could see and a gentle breeze coming in from the waterfront. I had no idea where the event would be taking place, but trusted in Google Maps (as well as some business-casual college-age-looking people that I spotted waiting for the Silver Line with me!) to point me in the right direction.

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