Preparing for the Transportation Shakeout

November 17, 2017

Peter and Dan discuss the latest technologies in the transportation industry. Electric autonomous cars, Virgin Hyperloop One, flying vehicles like Airbus and Uber Elevate, and Elon Musk’s Boring Company and SpaceX rockets.  

 

 

 

In this episode:

  • Peter compares today’s (2018 - 2022) transportation transition to early 20th century history, when mass-produced cars started to outpace the horse and buggy in 1908.
  • Dan gives an example of the early adoption of autonomous elevators having an effect on the retail industry. Peter summarizes the implications of “car as a service,” which he believes will be 5-10x cheaper than owning a car because of the loss of car insurance, fuel, parking lots, not to mention fewer car accidents.
  • Peter gives an update on Virgin Hyperloop One and a few companies creating autonomous flying vehicles. How does this change where you live? Where you work? As transportation becomes more agile, faster and cheaper, Dan and Peter discuss why humanity will spread out.

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