Gongol.com Archives: June 2016
A book that ought to be used in business schools to offer a capstone perspective on leadership.
An interesting political time capsule left behind by a politician whose ideology has largely gone missing
The Economist comes up with a model suggesting how we might look as a "parliamentary" democracy. It's only a hypothetical model, but it's a clever illustration.
No more forecasts of some future long-run steady state. Just a guess at different periods that could emerge.
This is how the self-driving car becomes a permanent reality. It won't happen in one giant leap (like the Google model), but rather via incrementalism -- culminating in a broad public acceptance that the technology has eclipsed human capacities to drive safely. Autonomous-vehicle technology has to prove that it makes us safer in steps -- if it is measured by the lives it saves from human error, it will be seen as an advancement; if it is measured from an assumption that self-driving cars are perfectly safe, then it will be doomed in the court of public opinion because some accidents will be inevitable.