A new study has suggested that the world might be getting more and more human-centric in the future, as we start to see more and better technologies such as cars, drones and smart homes.
In a new study published in the journal Bioinformatics, researchers from the University of Washington found that the number of people who drive for work has dropped from 4.2 million in 1990 to just 3.7 million in 2021.
That is a drop of 2.8 million, the study said.
The decline is not entirely due to advances in road safety or the spread of technology, however, the researchers said.
Rather, they said that the overall increase in human-driven traffic is likely to be driven by improvements in transport infrastructure and driver skill.
The study focused on the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, as these countries were the main source countries of human-driving traffic.
The researchers found that more people drove for work in the United Nations’ Economic Survey, which measures economic activity and income in each country.
“These changes in the human-driver share of economic activity may be due to improvements in human driver skills,” the study’s authors said.
“The shift to human drivers may also be associated with other changes in technology and the environment that are important for social cohesion, including the spread and use of autonomous vehicles.”
The study also looked at data on vehicle use, including those who owned vehicles and those who did not, as well as car ownership and ownership levels.
The findings indicate that the percentage of people in the world who drive to work has fallen, the authors said, with people in urban areas now being less than a quarter of the total population, and in some places less than 3 percent of the population.
“We are now at a critical point in human evolution, when we are evolving to be in a different mode of life from other animals,” the authors wrote.
“This is very difficult to predict, but it does suggest that, in the near future, we are likely to see a significant increase in the number and type of vehicles.”
This trend was also reflected in the population’s use of other forms of transportation.
“While there has been a rise in the share of people using public transportation, it has been accompanied by a decline in the overall share of vehicles owned,” the researchers wrote.
“The shift away from driving has occurred in a gradual and gradual way, and it is not clear whether it will be permanent or if it will continue to decline as people move into other modes of transportation.”
While the study found that there was a “robust trend towards a world where all people drive to the office, or in some cases a world of almost entirely autonomous vehicles”, the researchers warned that there is still room for improvement.
“It is possible that the rate of change we are seeing is due to more gradual change or that there will be some unexpected changes that will make us more and less human-focused,” they said.
“For instance, the introduction of the driverless car could cause a substantial shift in the composition of people and the amount of work they do.”
For more on driverless cars, read our guide to driverless vehicles.