Welcome to the first issue of Shift, which takes a look at some of the battlegrounds between traditional automakers and innovative disrupters changing the transportation sector.
Yes, we called this issue Dinosaurs and Disrupters. But in case you think we’re knocking on the traditional automakers by calling them dinosaurs, consider this: There are about 10,000 varieties of dinosaurs that survived and still roam the earth.
We just call them birds.
Today’s dinosaurs are the coolest, most enviable creatures on the planet. No other animals have figured out how to sustain flight on their own power. Even we smarty-pants humans have to climb into metal tubes to get up in the air. Heck, we haven’t even figured out commercial-grade jetpacks, let alone flying cars or teleportation.