I feel those are possibly hyperbole but if not cars will have for a very long time an manual overriding mode, we will have a generation of human driver with self driving car but a wheel I imagine before we get wheel less cars (and those will be huber/taxi/airport shuttle before being consumer one).Then there is this:
Roomba robot vacuums do not need Wi-Fi to clean your Home. You can simply Push CLEAN on the robot and the robot will get to work. If you need to clean a specific area, you can push the SPOT Clean button, and then press Home for Roomba to return home. It is important to remember the robot must start on the Home Base for it to return home.
I think everyone had fear in their stomach when digital steering started to appear in cars, they are now the norm and an afterthought.