Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.In Future Trends \u2013 Self-driving UBER is here\u00a0we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, September 16th, 2016.\u00a0UBER launches self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, robots will eliminate 6% of US jobs, exoskeleton marathons, and self-esteem is being ruined by dating apps.Uber Begins Testing Self-Driving Cars in PittsburghVia Laughing SquidHere’s the tech that lets Uber’s self-driving cars see the worldVia Business InsiderRobots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, report saysBy 2021, robots will have eliminated 6% of all jobs in the US, starting with customer service representatives and eventually truck and taxi drivers. That\u2019s just one cheery takeaway from a report released by market research company Forrester this week.\u201cBy 2021 a disruptive tidal wave will begin. Solutions powered by AI\/cognitive technology will displace jobs, with the biggest impact felt in transportation, logistics, customer service and consumer services,\u201d said Forrester\u2019s Brian Hopkins in the report.The Inevitable Robot Uprising has already started, with at least 45% of US online adults saying they use at least one of the aforementioned digital concierges. Intelligent agents can access calendars, email accounts, browsing history, playlists, purchases and media viewing history to create a detailed view of any given individual. With this knowledge, virtual agents can provide highly customized assistance, which is valuable to shops or banks trying to deliver better customer service.Forrester paints a picture of the not-too-distant future.\u201cThe doorbell rings, and it\u2019s the delivery of a new pair of running shoes, in the right style, color and size, just as you needed to replace your old ones. And here\u2019s the kicker: you didn\u2019t order them. Your intelligent agent did.\u201dVia The GuardianExoskeleton Helps Paralyzed, Pregnant Woman Complete Half MarathonClaire Lomas, a 36-year-old woman who is 16 weeks pregnant, recently completed the Great North Run, the largest half marathon in the world that takes place each September in North East England.Lomas has also been paralyzed from the chest down since 2007 following a horseback riding accident.Lomas used an exoskeleton from ReWalk Robotics to help her complete the 13-mile journey over five days. She also had help from her husband, Dan, who was behind her each step of the way. Lomas walked about three miles per day, beating the heat, hills, and injuries throughout the half marathon.She said she struggled to train for the event because of morning sickness. Lomas told the BBC that even standing in the suit isn\u2019t easy. \u201cIt\u2019s taken some learning. It\u2019s not just physical work, it\u2019s the concentration with every step,\u201d she said. \u201cIt doesn\u2019t just walk for me. I have to use the parts that aren\u2019t paralyzed to make it walk.\u201dhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=116TlHcqOWUVia Robotic TrendsDo Dating Apps Ruin Men’s Self-Esteem?Via DNews***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.