The sometimes controversial but undisputed leaders of the disruptive tech revolution have hit a huge new milestone - taking 6 months to double their previous milestone which took 6 years to achieve.
It's an amazing feat that goes to show just how tech has continued to take over our lives, in my opinion, for the better, and with more and more Uber-esque companies bursting onto the scene, there will be a number of other ways in which our day-to-day lives are disrupted and improved by tech.
It took Uber six years to complete a billion rides around Christmas 2015. Now, just six months later, the company has announced that they have completed their two-billionth ride. Six months is 180 days, meaning the company was providing an average of 5.5 million rides a day, or 230,000 an hour to hit a billion rides in six months. Even crazier – instead of one person completing the lucky trip that pushes the company past the two billion mark, there were 147 rides that all tied for the being the two-billionth trip. All 147 rides literally started their trip the exact same second – at 4:16 AM GMT on Saturday, June 18. Even cooler – these 147 trips simultaneously started in 16 different countries on five continents.