Is the Vanishing of Fossil-Fuel Vehicles Providing an Opportunity for Social Evolution?
Guest blogger: Thomas Hutle | September 11th, 2017
An article recently published in the Financial Post captured worldwide attention. Author Tony Seba predicted that within only eight years from now, by 2025, all new vehicles will be electric. A tempting vision, especially from a sustainability perspective, albeit sustainability thinking is not the driver behind this development. According to Seba, the driver, is money.
That being said, the article also discusses another shift within transportation, the advent of self-driving vehicles. What might sound scary at first could be a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our social fabric and interaction with each other, along with a dwindling emphasis on ownership and possession. What if cars in the near future will be seen as a service to bring us from A to B, rather than a product we need to own? Could this be just another – yet powerful – component of a true sharing economy?
Seba’s predictions prompted me to write down some of my thoughts related to his article and to find answers to the following question: How do you we make sure we are ready to live in a world of constant transformation, both, individually and as a company?
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Thomas Hutle is a former freelance sports journalist for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) who moved to Toronto recently. With his academic background in both, business (undergrad) and leadership/sustainability (masters), he is eager to create positive change in innovative projects around Change Management, Community Development, and Sustainability Thinking, and to see where his intersection of skills in project management, workshop design, and systems thinking cross.