Why tech billionaires suck at fixing transport


Tech firms promise to revolutionize how we move from A to B. But their flashy inventions are often not much more than glorified buses – which are expensive, make traffic worse and suck up vital funds and attention. Why is big tech failing to fix transport?

Reporter: Dave Braneck
Video Editor: Frederik Willmann
Supervising Editor: Joanna Gottschalk, Kiyo Dörrer, Michael Trobridge

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Elon Musk’s original Hyperloop 2013 white paper: https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/blog_images/hyperloop-alpha.pdf

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00:00 Intro
00:59 Traffic sucks
02:42 Flashy tech fixes
05:30 Is the hype real?
11:14 Real solutions
13:12 Outro


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