From the Editor's Desk In today's age of urbanization and nuclear families, many people lead busy but lonely lives. Help has come from an unexpected quarter in China - Uber. Yes, some upper middle class Chinese are signing up as drivers for Uber to meet new people and go to new places. The short duration of the taxi ride keeps the interaction low stress, while keeping the option to meet again open. This fascinating article follows the lives of a few Uber drivers in China and the non-monetary benefits they get from the job. I wonder if Kalanick had ever imagined his company would help solve the loneliness problem - Comment
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