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Micromobility #2: What is micromobility, how do we define it, and why is it disruptive?

September 3, 2018 at 7:00PM • 40 minutes

In this episode, we define the term micromobility and what is/isn’t in the categorisation. We run through:

1) Why micromobility can be defined as utility focussed urban transport in sub 500kg vehicles, and predominantly electrically powered.
2) The background of how Horace came to see micromobility’s potential to disrupt the automobile industry.
3) Why e-bikes are some of the best city-based transportation mode option- hint: it’s the fastest way across town and can be parked anywhere.
4) How to think about the categorisation of different types of micromobility devices, and why that matters.
5) How the development of micromobility is paralleling the development of personal computing and why we’re still in 1976.
6) Why car obesity has provided ripe opportunity to develop micromobility options in the marketplace.
7) The key difference between invention and innovation and how this applies to micromobility.

Bonus! Why Horace thinks that riding an electric bike is more thrilling than driving a Porsche.

Transcript of this show is available on our Medium page.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #222: Deja Vu

September 2, 2018 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This awkward week we're cramming almost two shows into one because we the two shows we recorded got messed up! Fortunately, we're joined by the always funny Anayat and Kevin (hosts of the "Who's the A-hole?" podcast) to make the show feel new again. (For us. It's obviously going to be new for you!) Also, the blanket winner has been chosen—finally!

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.


Road Work #121: Pong Monolopy

September 1, 2018 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

John and Dan discuss Jason's bag and blowing up dragons.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


Supercharged #210: Simplify Your Life

September 1, 2018 at 3:00PM • 47 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss life simplification strategies, from introducing elements of minimalism to better time management and everything in between.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Diagnostics & Usage #155: A Good Day To Podcast

August 31, 2018 at 7:00AM • 34 minutes

This week Joe and Cody discuss Apple's upcoming September 12th event and iPhone and Apple Watch leaks!

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.


Puromac #504: Porfa, mejoren Siri

August 30, 2018 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Hoy Federico y Flavio comentan sobre los proximos iPhones, Siri, AR en Apple y trucos en iOS y tu Mac y respondemos a preguntas de Twitter

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #221: Chicken-Titted

August 28, 2018 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about a different kind of therapy, crying during sex, and dolphin blow hole rape with special guest Maureen Duncan! (Also, sorry, we've had some technical issues recently but the show should be back on schedule now!)

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.


Supercharged #209: 3D Printing: Part I

August 28, 2018 at 4:00PM • 45 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the upsides and downside of 3D printing and how to choose the right 3D printer for you.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Back to Work #389: Butt Baking

August 28, 2018 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Discussed: homework and testing; wallets and wallet philosophies; things to learn from wallet philosophy; how to fall asleep; watching Star Trek; Dan's new smart speaker; Merlin yells at Alexa several times.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Micromobility #1: Setting the scene for the great unbundling

August 28, 2018 at 6:00AM • 36 minutes

In this inaugural episode, we outline the key themes and issues we want to address in the show series including:

1) Defining micromobility - what is it, where did it come from and why does it matter?
2) The disruptive potential of micromobility. With this, we will unpack why the current fixation on autonomy with automobiles is misplaced, and what a distributed, connected robot of micromobility vehicles might look like.
3) The great unbundling of the car - what does it mean, and why the micromobility was required to make multimodality a feasible unbundled option for travel.
4) How the emergence of micro mobility tracks the development of the early days of computing, and why we’re still really in 1976 with the emergence of the Apple I.
5) How disruption from the low end induces demand and drives such steep adoption curves. We also unpack why their scale will permit the development of large scale computation platforms, especially vs. traditional car platforms.
6) The impact of the emergence of micromobility on infrastructure and how cities function.
7) How the business models of this might emerge, how securitisation of the assets deployed will enable rapid deployment, and lay the foundations for tokenised solutions that align the interests of users, operators and investors together.

We also hit Marchetti’s constant (time budgets for travel) and log normal distributions of travel time. We end on a thought experiment on how teleportation would change everything.

Transcript of this show is available for commenting and highlighting on the shows Medium page.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.