Planning For Autonomous Vehicles

As a member of the local planning board I was very interested in reading the Op-Ed from the LA Times on preparing for the age of autonomous vehicles. Steven Strauss argues that just as turn of the century planners worried about dealing with waste from the 20 million horses used for travel instead of the literal oncoming of  automobile owners, we should be preparing for fleets of self driving cars now. Continue reading

Rise of the Robot Farmer 

Yesterday I was lamenting the fact that I was behind on my chores. See, I have a to do list on my phone of all the things that need fixing; the odd jobs to do when there’s a break. I will never complete the list as I add to it daily. In fact, the only list worse than it is the honey-do list my wife keeps for me at home. I really have no hope of finishing it! Continue reading