A world without human drivers?

Bold visions of the future! Unfortunately, it isn’t business-as-usual. Still, there are some bold innovators who set out to change the world in radical and uncompromising ways.

Imagine not having to get a driver’s license…ever. That might be possible if Google gets its way…

Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver’s seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.

As I wrote previously, being bold comes natural to true innovators like Google, it’s what sets them apart. But audacity comes with its share of skepticism. For example, Google gets criticized for being too bold; because some of their otherworldly ideas might not work.

Driverless cars are a bold idea, it could change the way we get around from place to place. Instead of criticizing bold actions that might lead to failure, we should celebrate the intent. Because what skeptics will never understand is that bold ideas inspire people; and that’s something worth trying to do.

Bottom line: Remember to be bold, because courage is a force multiplier.