Ted Talks: What A Driverless World Would Look Like
Wanis Kabbaj began his speech by explaining to the audience, how his obsession is unique in its own way. He explains how he is obsessed with viewing cities from a bird’s eye view. He further illustrates this through explaining how different cities seem, at different times of the day.
Kabbaj goes on to explain how he finds it rather absurd that we have developed transportation capable of doing so much, yet we tend to spend most of the time traveling at the same speed as 19-century carriages.
He also went on to inform the audience that over the past year, in the United States alone, citizens have spent 29.6 billion hours commuting. He states that in this same period of time Egyptians would allegedly be able to have developed over 26 pyramids of Giza.
How the current transportation system fares in comparison to the body’s own commuting system
Kabbaj proceeded to explain to the audience how the body has its own commuting system, and according to reliable medical sources, this system is responsible for 60,000 miles of vessel transportation alone.
He then goes back to explaining the congestion of traffic, he states that the congestion in traffic is due to not thinking out of the box. Kabbaj further goes on to explain various examples and causes of traffic, and the stress it leads to.
He explains how approximately 30 percent of Urban traffic is caused by vehicles looking for parking, even when there is none. Furthermore, Kabbaj states that out of 100 vehicles 85 percent of them are likely to only have one individual. Therefore, if 85 vehicles were removed and these individuals were to use a public transportation system, how much time would be saved?
Future Commuting Ideas from Kabbaj
Kabbaj then went on to explain to the audience that blood vessels utilize every square inch of space available. He explains how arteries and veins are responsible for transporting millions, if not billions of cells to their necessary sections, by the time that they need to be there.
Kabbaj further expands this point stating that city traffic and commuting needs to find a successful way of doing this. One of the examples that he provided includes the use of a train, which could hold over 1,200 passengers.
However, he further explained this stating that common trains still have delays and annoying transfers. The idea that he had in mind was a deconstructing train. He explains this as a transportation system part of a larger body, capable of detaching itself and autonomously hitting the urban roads. Delivering the individual to where he needs to be in a timeous manner.