Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Partner at Carmichael Lynch
Q: Who does everyone listen to but never believe?
A: The weatherman.
Funny, but true.
We rely on weather forecasts. We make big and small decisions based on those forecasts. We look at the current day and long-range forecasts. Most websites offer weather forecasts in as short as 15-minute increments and as far as a month out. There are countless charts, numbers, predictive models, historical trends and eyewitness reports. Yet still, we think about weather forecasts as an inexact science, at best.
1. A major focus of your work in recent years has been on the development of self-driving cars. Why is this technology going to be so disruptive?
Cars are a huge part of our society -- a $7 trillion industry that is so much a part of our lives that we've blind to it. The numbers are staggering -- a million killed ever year, an hour a day of our time, and 1/4 of our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are all due to driving. Cars that can deliver themselves to you change almost everything about how we use and buy cars.