Scene 2. The Future of Dating (2030)
• Ride-sharing with someone who has similar music taste.
• A virtual DJ “Serena” greets passengers and plays music they both like.
Let’s imagine a future ride-sharing with strangers, facing each other, without a human driver. Woo...Should I say hello and stare at my cell phone until I arrive? Should I initiate a random conversation to break the ice? What if my ride is too long (+30 mins) to endure this setting? What if a future mobility service connects riders based on their music taste and empowers riders to start a conversation? As a daily user of Uber/Lyft, I remember one good time during the ride and it relates to the music experience. A driver played music that 3 different passengers liked. I asked the album name and other two passengers recommended other songs that we might like together. We almost competed to play the next song just like kids who want to own a remote-controller. We eventually became Spotify friends. I hope to share a pod with them again in the future.