I’m a bit slow. I only just made this connection. The guy who invented the self driving car is now trying to create the self driving car for education.
His name is Sebastian Thrun and he’s CEO of Udacity.com a kind of online university offering free and subscription-based via their online platform. I need to unpack their business model a bit more, but that will have to wait for another post.
Back to the self-driving car though… This is possibly the metaphor for education at the moment.
There’s a fantastic article here on what it’s likely to do to the transport industry. Innovation and unemployment in other words. Read the article is a brilliant piece of analysis and I wish I’d written it.
This is now my mission: create a self driving car for my education niche… How do I start?
Well, first you’ll have to convince students to start wearing those funny hats (same as on the car).