Episode 11 – Driving Into The Future, with Dr Anthony M. Townsend

In this episode, Matthew speaks with Dr Anthony M. Townsend. 

Anthony works at the intersection of urbanisation and digital technology. He is the author of two books: Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car (June 2020) and Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for A New Utopia (2013) and the founder of Star City Group. We discuss the following:

  • Surveillance and the silent bargain we have made in relation to COVID19
  • Data governance  & its fluidity
  • The future of driverless vehicles and automated mobility
  • The current state of autonomous vehicles
  • The deflationary impact of autonomous tech 
  • Micro mobility
  • Automation security and much more…

Anthonys Books:

Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

Recommended Resources

Link to the Author Notes for Ghost Road – Essential reading for a deeper dive with Anthony

Anthony Townsend Presenting at Seattle Town Hall

Discussed Articles

Drone Delivery, Isle of Wight, UK 

Delivery Robots in Milton Keynes, UK 

Googles Driver-less Car

Q&A with Carl Benedikt Fry

Twitters Removal of Russian, Chinese & Turkeys Fake Accounts

You Can find Anthony here:

Anthony’s Consultancy, StarCity Group