Weekend Thoughts - 9.3.16

Image by Vicido..., courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Vicido..., courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Ben Thompson at Stratechery wrote a detailed analysis of Google, Uber, and the Evolution of Transportation-as-a-Service that is worth a read for anyone interested in self-driving automobile technology and ride-sharing market competition. I predict that the next few decades will be extremely interesting in this area.

2. As someone who shares an elevator ride with other people (with a bicycle, no less) several times a week, I found this article detailing elevator body placement and behavior etiquette (also known as elevator "proxemics") to be pretty interesting and helpful. For example, wearing bright colors (like a fantabulous tie dyed t-shirt) will encourage people to put more space between themselves and you, because of the added "stimulation". Also, face forward unless you want people to think that you are a wrong-way-facing lunatic.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.