November 25, 2020
Why would Roadkill’s Mike Finnegan come on a podcast about self-driving cars?
It might seem crazy that Mike Finnegan — host of one of America’s most popular car enthusiast shows — would sit down with Bryan Salesky, founder of one of the...
November 17, 2020
How the NBA’s best play of 2020 happened off the court
One of the most interesting things about working in tech is all the effort that goes into just making things work
November 11, 2020
Will self-driving vehicles get me back on a bicycle?
If you ride a bicycle in an American city, chances are you’ve got a story. Min...
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March 9, 2020
When will self-driving cars be safe?
Everyone talks about safety as it relates to driving, but what does “safe” actually mean? Our perception of safety doesn’t always align with reality. My mom complains about my driving even at a crawl, but she’s absolutely fine sitting in the back while a random cab dr...
March 2, 2020
Cybersecurity, onions, and the most frequently asked question in AI
Is there any word more overhyped than hacking? I’ve been hearing apocalyptic hacking predictions ever since the “Wargames” movie came out in 1983. That’s the one where the character played by Mathew Broderick accidentally backdoors into WOPR, the U.S. military’s mainframe and almost tri...
February 24, 2020
Could price leveling ease traffic in some major cities?
A lot of people think traffic is like bad weather: a storm we can avoid if we leave at a different time. But traffic isn’t a force of nature. You are never in traffic, you are the traffic. Traffic is us. Which means we can do something about it, if we let the free market decide how to price our...
February 17, 2020
The philosophy of driving and why “city” should be a verb
So many “experts” have incorrectly predicted so much for so long that my eyes glaze over whenever I hear warnings about “hacking” or dates for nationwide robotaxi deployments. True experts don’t tell us what to think as much as how to interpret what we know, which is why some people ada...
February 10, 2020
Meet the Miami restaurateur serving up neighborhood revitalization
If you build it, they will come has been a popular refrain among entrepreneurs ever since the hero in Universal Pictures’ 1989 film, “Field of Dreams” built a baseball diamond in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. But in the real world of business, customers only show up at the intersection o...
February 3, 2020
Why humanoid robots won’t take over the world
I love “The Matrix” and the first two “Terminator” films as much as any science fiction fan, but I’ve always wondered why there are so few great movies about good robots. T2 doesn’t count, because the T101 is only there to fight the T1000. The “Star Wars” movies don’t cou...
January 27, 2020
From Coachella to your commute, self-driving opens new possibilities for music
Everyone loves listening to music in cars, and ever since self-driving cars moved from fantasy to reality, there’s been speculation about how that musical experience might get even better. Some have suggested turning autonomous vehicle interiors into living rooms or movie t...
January 20, 2020
Why we can’t seem to solve road safety
As a driving enthusiast, people often ask me why I support the idea of autonomous vehicles. I’d like to say it’s because I hate traffic and parking is expensive, but both of those pale before the obvious one, which is safety. Even if traffic weren’t a factor and parking was ubiquitous and f...
January 13, 2020
This afterschool program teaches 10 year olds how to code
Many public schools lack basic computer science classes, which means a lot of talented kids never get a chance to pick up the tools they need—and America’s tech sector suffers. My co-host, Bryan Salesky, went to one of those schools and had to teach himself technology the hard way. Luc...