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Next: What if Columbus became the first driverless city?

David Staley David Staley Next: What if Columbus became the first driverless city?

As I write this, Columbus has just lost out to Philadelphia to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. One of the factors in our failed bid, it would seem, was our lack of a suitable public transportation infrastructure. This loss will no doubt revive and accelerate debates about public transportation in Columbus. Indeed, Mayor Coleman’s […]

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Next: Drone Retail Will Render Big Box Shopping Obsolete

David Staley David Staley Next: Drone Retail Will Render Big Box Shopping Obsolete

Amazon has recently secured a patent for “anticipatory package shipping.” Using similar algorithms to those that determine “Featured Recommendations,” Amazon’s system will predict what we are likely to purchase — based on an analysis of our buying habits — and then send those products to nearby fulfillment centers, in anticipation of our placing an order. […]

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Universitas Event to Ask; How Can We Redesign the COTA Experience?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Universitas Event to Ask; How Can We Redesign the COTA Experience?

Universitas, a local group that hosts monthly meetings on a wide range of topics, is turning its attention this month to public transit in Columbus. On Wednesday, March 6th at 6PM, at the Center for Creativity at the Columbus Museum of Art, the group will host a discussion that starts with the question: “How can […]

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A Realistic Look at The Future of Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Columbus Futurists is the local chapter of the World Future Society, an organization dedicated to the intellectual discussion and anticipation of what lies in store for the future of the Central Ohio region. The group meets monthly to focus on specific topics of interest and generate ideas, forecasts and recommendations on what type of plans […]

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