In Module 7, we examined the concept of Space-Time Convergence – the idea that as transportation and communications technology improve, places become closer together in terms of the time/cost of traveling between then. Towards the end of Module 7, we start to think about how transportation might look on the future.
Watch the following video, which looks at how new transportation technologies might impact future travel between and within cities.
Venture City. 2019. Elon Musk: The City of the Future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L054Xd97_rk&feature=youtu.be.
If you experience problems accessing the above link, go to YouTube.com and type “Elon Musk: The City of the Future” into the search engine and click on the following video:
What is your reaction to this video? What do you think the major benefits of these new transportation technologies might be? Can you think of any downsides/negatives? If these new transportation technologies came into existence, say 10 years from now, how do you think they might impact you and how you might live your life?