Driverless Cars had me thinking about behavioral (and cultural) changes.
Now this: “Driverless Cars, Meet Captainless Ships: Autonomous Vehicles To Take To The Sea”
This actually makes more sense.
One would assume less traffic on the open sea. Ships move slow and straight which seems safer.
There are a few differences that are interesting. Maritime laws make “completely” autonomous ships illegal. For cars California plans on having the laws there before the cars. Driverless cars take away jobs indirectly (some lawyers, some part of the insurance industry, energy, etc.). Driverless ships take away jobs directly.
It turns out this autonomy will help since there is a labor shortage for shipping personnel (who must spend long stretches away from family and home). Driverless ships are, in a way, a solution. Although the few employees left on a ship will have to do the most menial of work while the interesting navigation and ship control will be done from shore (or by machine).
(Because I just can’t help looking at some change from a funny angle before I accept it: can you play chicken with a ship drone? Does it always “chicken out” so you could use a small boat to make it change directions willy-nilly?).
I am not sure what behaviors will change will this upgrade of drone ships to “driverless”, but could we get to a point where there are no drivers for anything that moves?
So our Fast Change Around Us future is a world with buildings that we can’t see until we run into them. Oh and some very, very scared birds.
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From garden to mouth, out, fried and back to the garden. The modern outhouse is on its way.
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OK, now I can’t keep up.
With change, especially technology that connects with culture, sometimes we go “forward” and and sometimes “backward”.
So it seems to be with the car thing: regular cars that sucked the dinosaurs in and out of their tailpipes to hybrids that slowed the flow, to electric cars that got quiet and efficient, to Tesla (beautiful and longer range electric) to driverless cars. That is the all forward part.
As I write this my driverless car post sits in the queue. I can’t even get a hyperlink yet. Not to cheat, this post comes after- the
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Early on figure out Change Reach. Use Width, Touch, Responsibility, Hidden Influence and Flow/Resistance.
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What if you, leader, heard your own voice, asked for the voice of others and heard them as well. What would THAT End State look like?
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Driverless cars will change more than just what we do with our commute time.
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The getting and giving of advice may be a lost art.
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There is a hunger. A hunger for application, result and effect. For that I am Wonderfully Disillusioned.
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