Insights · December 17th, 2015

This is my speech last week to the Metro Washington DC Council of Governments annual meeting, in Washington DC.

I set out to convince the gathered officials that among the various futures for transportation, and the factors that will influence that future, none are more pressing than the prospect of driverless vehicles. My key point was this is not some far off future issue, but as public officials and planners they will face key policy decisions in the next couple of years. We see this already in the California proposed decision, misguided in my opinion, to require driverless cars to have a steering wheel and a licensed driver at all times.

Check out my speech…

Futurist Glen Hiemstra Considers Possibilities for Transportation in Metropolitan Washington from COG Video on Vimeo.

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Planning Futuring Strategy Transportation
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Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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