~12 min read · From 2019 · The bicycle, as we know it today, was not invented until the late 1800s. Yet it was a simple mechanical invention. It would seem to require no brilliant inventive insight, and certainly no scientific…
20+ min read · Jan 1st · On January 1st, 2018, I made predictions about self driving cars, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, and about progress in the space industry. Those predictions had dates attached to them…
~13 min read · May 27th · Highways radically reshaped cities, destroying dense downtown neighborhoods. Now, some cities are starting to take them down.
As midcentury highways reach the end of their life spans, cities across the country are having to choose whether to rebuild or reconsider them.
It’s no longer good enough for us to remove a highway and make a replacement road beautiful,” said Ms. Richards of the Congress for the New Urbanism. “We have to reconnect the neighborhoods and invest in the legacy residents.
cities like Detroit, New Orleans, Richmond, Va., and many more, federal interstates and other highways were often built through thriving Black neighborhoods in the name of “slum clearance.”
10 min read · From 2016 · Uber’s mission is transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere, for everyone. Here's the first of a two-part series on the tech stack that Uber Engineering uses to make this happen.