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(cheers and applause) let's start tonight with something i know -- all over the world, people are basically the same. let's talk about uber. they're doing well. the app is available in 311 different cities. >> operates in 58 different countries. >> estimated to be worth $50 billion and in this doesn't current alone it employs 160,000 drivers. >> trevor: that's right. emblois 160,000 drivers who are 10 minutes away.
uber is one of the most powerful companies in the world. >> uber is having a rough ride. rio de janeiro and brazil became the first city to ban uber. >> uber is also facing trouble in the u.k. >> dutch investigators raided uber's european headquarters. >> two uber executives could be getting a free ride to jail. a free ride to french jail and the conditions in french prison are terrible. the meals only have three courses and limit conjugal visits to five times a day! now you will learn your lesson! (laughter) tons of other services are following suit. >> uber is one of many companies who make up the gig economy relying on independent workers for short time projects. >> the uber-fication of america.
uber for lawyers. tau lores. crp. an uber for booze, massages. rent out or share anything from a home to a dress and now you can also rent... chickens. >> trevor: that's right. it's perfect for the person who wants some one-on-one chicken time, without all the commitments. actually, a few people, know but netflix starts out as a chicken rental service. the hardest part is stuffing the chicken back into the envelope. they did not want to go there. i'm deading. it's obvious why people want to rent chickens. for sex -- i mean eggs! i should have said eggs. all this expansion makes an exciting time to be a person with a phone. for instance, have you ever been in the back of an uber driven by a possible psychopath and thought, i wish we were 30,000 feet in the air.
some call uber of the skies, linking private pilots with passengers through internet. >> pilots who fly for commercial airlines have to undergo drug testing and things private pilots don't have to think about. >> okay. on one hand, no one is checking if private pilots are intoxicated. but with all the cocaine and vodka, denzel washington would have never landed that plane! that's right! drugs make people awesome pilots! yeah! did i understand that movie? i don't think so! yeah, drugs! and now even traditional companies are adopting uber tactics. >> disney might be taking a cue from uber and introducing surge pricing on theme parks. this could help middle class families who want the to visit if they're, you know, flexible. >> trevor: you know, flexible...
and by flexible they mean families willing to visit during less desirable periods, like during hurricanes. or the zombie apocalypse. or they could settle for the economy package. don't worry, kids, mickey mouse might be a premium feature but there is always milky mouth! give him a hug! his fur contains almost no bed bugs! that's creepy, isn't it? now apart from regulating surges in price ago lot of gig economy is plagued by customer convenience versus workers pay and benefits. uber, according to one study, uber drivers earn over $19 an hour on average, almost 50% more than the average taxi or chauffeur driver earns. these findings were great news for uber because it meant they hadn't wasted the money they paid for that study. so uber is good. for some. >> an uber driver who asked us to withhold his name says he's
spending $80 a week on gasoline, $30 a month on car washes and $300 a year on maintenance. those costs alone could near $5,000. >> in some cities, some studies show there are might be mum wage jobs to be an uber driver. >> for some uber drivers, it's minimum-wage, but you don't get into this job for the money, you get into uber for the glitz and glamour of having a 19-year-old vomit in the back seat of your camry. (laughter) so some drivers don't make mention. think about the benefits. >> relied on the contractor mod toll avoid paying benefits like health insurance and unemployment. >> trevor: maybe not those benefits. others! look at all the free time you will have and the medicine you won't have to swallow because you can't afford it. (laughter) you know, i give up. uber is bad. uber is good. poor people. rich people. i don't know, this is a really
complex issue. i don't understand it because i like it but then on one hand it's disrupting the status quo affecting workers and the economy in ways we don't fully understand. on the other hand, so convenient, tap the screen and poof you're a two-drunk ride away from hugging milky mouth. i love you! >> jordan: relax! >> trevor: jordan klepper! (cheers and applause) >> jordan: i'm sorry to interrupt your intimate moment but i don't think the situation is that complicated. the apps are useful you use them. >> trevor: there are pros and -- >> there are pros. done, yeah. trevor, i've got a phone that does anything i want. i'm not going to feel bad for a phone because that's stupid. i'm not stupid. do you think i'm stupid? i have a phone. >> trevor: yes, jordan, you have a phone, but let's look at this closer. i mean, say you listen to
spotify. >> yeah, i love spotify. on month eleven of my third free trial. >> trevor: right, so you're benefiting by getting free music while artists aren't getting paid. how do you justify that? >> that's easy. i don't care. if i wanted to feel bad for a musician i would ask any bass player where he slept last night. >> trevor: jordan, i love these apps as much as anyone. they're super convenient. >> super convenient. >> trevor: but convenience comes at what cost? i'm sorry, jordan, what are you doing? are you ubering now? >> give me some credit. i'm a professional. i'm renting a chicken. >> trevor: okay, jordan, my point is don't we have some responsibility to think about the effects of this convenience? >> yeah, i ged it. your empathy is (bleep) blocking your happiness. used to happen to me all the time and then i found this great new app. it's called app-athy. >> trevor: what?
(applause) how does that app work? >> when you're feeling morally conflicted about something you pay someone else to take on that burden for you. >> trevor: yeah, but jordan, someone is still suffering. >> well, yeah. i mean, yeah, i guess -- i guess with any simple solution there is somebody making sacrifices on the other end and they must feel -- wait, wait a second. what? triple surge on guilt? screw that, i've got a chicken (bleep). >> trevor: jordan klepper, everyone. everyone. we'll be right the moment's arrived. the best iphone ever is here. and you're all like... and then you remember there's verizon. which is great, because if you're going to get the best iphone wouldn't you want to have the best network? kinda makes you want to jump for joy. tell all your friends and family. even throw a party.
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(cheers and applause) >> trevor: welcome back to "the daily show"! since taking this job, i have been on a steady diet of news, journalism and rotting three-week-old spinach. so far, the spinach has been the easiest part. but is there any way to improve our quality of reporting? hasan minhaj checked in on some recent advances. >> this is the golden age of journalism! today's reporters know that personality matters more than training and that facts shouldn't get in the way of a good story. but now, these super hero journalists are at risk of being replaced. "new york times" columnist barbara. >> there is a threat of robots
doing our work. >> robots? . journalism done by robots. >> that's right. she's saying our news rooms will soon look like this. >> no, i'm talking about algorithms. their software. for example, you want to write an article on a topic, you send out the algorithms to search for everything that has been said about them. synthesize it and turn out an acceptable article. >> they can't do what i do. will do and can do our work. prepare to be unemployed, hasan. >> then it hit me, this lady is nuts! i spend my nights downing cocktails with the washington elite, verified on twitter and have wolf blitzer on speed dial, okay? there is no way a reputable news organization will replace someone like me with a machine. associated press managing editor
lou ferrara. >> we actually use robots in some articles. i'm embracing it. >> they're littered with useless facts, like shares decreased 6% and new car sales have been strong this year. a bunch of garbage. what about the spin. >> no spin gla snark? nark. >> trevor: bias. no bias. fearmongering. none of that. mistakes. . where is the journalism. that's not journalism. most journalists do that. certainly not at the a.p., that's not the goal. >> not the goal! you're forgetting the cornerstones of modern journalism. cable news has shown the value of bending the facts to fit your beliefs. >> all this snow and still cries over global warming! >> brian williams. the helicopter we were traveling in was hit by an
r.p.g. >> the a.p. taught us get the story out quickly and check the facts later. >> a.p. reported millionaire robert durst had been booked on weapons charges in louisiana but mixed up robert durst the murderer with fred durst the (bleep) musician from the '90s. unbelievable. >> it is unbelievable and wasn't a good thing. >> a robot can never look at 70-year-old murderer and say that reminds me with bleached hair from the early '90s. human stupidity at its finest. >> that is a mistake we regret and mistakes will happen. >> no way! that went crazy viral. >> it did. and that wasn't even your best work! in 2014 the a.p. was the first to tweet dutch military plane carrying bodies from malaysia airlines crashed. nine minutes later clarifies,
dutch military plane carrying bodies lands. you were the first to report it crashed and the first to report at the the plane hadn't crashed, retweet cities. in the words of denzel washington, my man... >> it was unintended on especially such a terrible situation. >> you faced your debt, came back as a hologram later, both equally great. >> never was air goal. i never tupaced anything and never intend to. >> till the robo priority reporters learn the value of straight up lying, looks like journalists like me will have a job at least for a while. >> by 2050 you will have computer algorithms reproduce my
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>> just acknowledge the top guys. >> have a mimosa and relax. you will not pull me off now steve. the top guys -- >> there are no top guys. on the apple two team there are no top guys. there are b players and they discourage the a players. >> trevor: please welcome, aaron sorkin! (cheers and applause) >> trevor: the cheers for a genius. great to have you here. >> thanks very much. >> trevor: i watched the film, loved the film. >> yeah? thanks. >> trevor: i'm noticing a trend here. you're working and creating movies about tortured geniuses. when are you making the film about kanye west? >> ah, coming up. >> trevor: how do you choose
these films? is it just tech that appeals to you. i noticed a lot of movies about tech and the future and -- >> no, i don't understand tech at all. it takes me five minutes to find the power button on my mac, and when i took this job, i told the studio that, you know, i'm going to need somebody to advise me, so they said, okay, we're going to hire steve wozniak. after five minutes with steve wozniak, i said, hang on one second, i made a phone call and said, listen, i'm going to need a 7th grade science teacher. >> he has tons of devices. 's brilliant, he -- they haven't seen -- the thing with the watch, that comes directly from him demonstrating to me -- >> trevor: i don't want to spoil it but --
>> it's a crazy watch that -- >> trevor: looks like a bomb. it does look like a bomb and that's it's problem, but he's convinced that it works exactly -- he was showing it to me, very proud that it works the way your mind works, that you turn it once and 12:00, turn it again and it's 12:21. nobody has problem telling time. >> trevor: when i saw the scene in the movie, i was, like -- because i'm sure you saw the story with ahmed, the young kid who built a clock. >> i did. >> trevor: some people said it looked like a bomb. >> i hope that that moment doesn't take people out of the movie when we make a joke about the watch looking like a bomb. >> trevor: i don't think it will. it was fantastic. you got a lot of -- i wouldn't say backlash but some of the people in and around apple were saying this is not steve jobs.
the way you portrayed him was incorrect. he was h nice and friendly and you made him rook mean. >> right. the people saying that haven't seen the movie, actually, so they don't know what i've made him look like. but i apologize right away anyway because it's a building full of people that can hack into my hard drive and do anything they want. so -- >> and this will be the second time you get hacked. >> i'm absolutely done with silicon valley. you don't want to make these people mad at you. you really don't. >> trevor: was it your intention, though? i've never seen steve jobs portrayed like he is in this movie. fast bender was amazing, by the way. >> fast bender is amazing. this movie is not a cradle to grave story where you land on the character's greatest hits along the way. the entire movie is three scenes, each scene takes place in realtime, 3 minutes for you
and the audience is the same for the character on the screen, no time cuts, and they each take place backstage in the moments leading up to a product launch. steve just deals with these conflict that he has in his life, conflict with waz, one-time boss sculley, chief engineer andy hirschfield and most emotionally with his eldest daughter lisa who originally he denied paternity of. >> trevor: you spent a lot of time. >> i did. >> trevor: did you rely on her to fill the beats? it's really passionate moments where you're, like, this is the saddest thing and then you're, like, there's a new mac! >> yeah, i couldn't get past it at first because i'm the father of a daughter, too, and i couldn't get past steve's treatment of his daughter and i didn't know how we were going to celebrate the iphone and
ipad when this was going on. >> trevor: because it's fantastic. >> yeah. >> trevor: i know you denied your daughter, but, hey! >> it was lisa who helped me get past it. she's a remarkable woman, now. she's a grown woman who just had a way of -- she would tell me a story, it wouldn't necessarily be the most flattering story about her father but she would turn it like a prism and say, you could see how much he really loved me because of this. and i thought, if lisa can get through it, surely i can. >> trevor: i went through every single emotion. i was watching the movie. and you go, the human being is fantastic. >> he's brilliant and flawed human beings. my hope is most of the arguments will happen -- the movie asks a lot of questions it never bothers to answer and hopefully most of that discussion will happen in the parking lot afterwards. >> trevor: it most certainly will, thank you.
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