It wasn't too long ago that the tech that amazed society was a series of beeping and dialing at the end of a phone line: the sound of connecting to the World Wide Web in the days of dial-up Internet. Now, instant, fast connection is taken for granted by anyone with a laptop and Wi-Fi password at their local cafe.
That's just one example of how quickly we can forget the humble origins of game-changing technology.
In the third episode of Season 3 of "Futurismo," the Shift team profiles the beginning of the autonomous revolution. Host Shiraz Ahmed takes a ride in a self-driving pilot in Las Vegas with Glen De Vos, chief technology officer at Aptiv, the technology supplier, and discusses what the path ahead for autonomous cars looks like. In the second half of the episode, Shift magazine editor Sharon Silke Carty chats with Staff Reporter Mike Wayland about his story on the competition between Waymo and General Motors for dominance in the robotaxi race.
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