The Automobile in American Life: Insane or Rational?
May 24, 2016
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: “I love my car, but oh you kid.” Edward Humes in The Atlantic [04/12/16] slammed the “primacy” of the automobile in American life as absurd and worse. “Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, there is no better word to characterize the car’s dominance than insane.” While he acknowledges “the car is the star” with its “unrivaled staying power for an industrial-age, pistons-and-brute-force machine in an era so dominated by silicon and software”, Humes roundly condemns the “allure of convenience” as a subterfuge for many evils. Will our panel agree or not? The experts speak. Larry Stolle, SAP: “Automobiles are not ferocious…it is man who is to be feared” (Robbins B. Stoeckel). Joe Barkai, Industry Analyst: “Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral” (Melvin Kranzberg). Otto Schell, GM: “First jumper--Tris! Welcome to Dauntless” (Divergent, 2014 film). Join us for The Automobile in American Life: Insane or Rational?
The Future of Cars with Game Changers, Presented by SAP
Tuesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.
Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on how SAP is taking its unrivaled industry expertise into the cloud, on the Future of Cars with Game Changers.
Learn how you can be the savvy Automotive Maestro, Business Transformer or Disruptor who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of Automotive industry transformation solutions.
The Future of Cars with Game Changers, presented by SAP, can be heard live Tuesdays at 7 AM Pacific / 10 AM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.