I dont understand how a company like Uber gets away with taking such a big cut of the money from the actual workers. Other online services, for example ebay, usually charge cents for their services, and most of the money transfer happens between the buyer and the seller. But why is it that a company like Uber takes a lions share of the profits while performing a service that could easily be replicated by a bunch of coders and app developers? Taxi apps should be open, so one driver can have multiple accounts with multiple services and get riders from each one whenever they please. These companies should be making mere cents off of each ride, that alone would still make someone like Uber a multi-billion dollar company. Why is that every time a new advancement in technology happens, all the benefits of that technology have to be relegated to the few. Why cant these technologies be used to the benefit of everyone like they were designed to do so. We should all be excited that Taxi apps exists and are helping slowly but surely advance, but instead we've to constantly live in fear. As someone who is below 30, I am extremely worried about the future and the world I will be living in. Is there something I am missing when it comes to Uber and these new services? Why havent they already been wiped out by the competition? Is it a case of all these companies having a sort of unspoken agreement to not drop their prices too much so that they can keep profits high? I'm really asking this as a question because I feel like there might be something I'm missing.