Forbes Insights Futures In Focus is about tomorrow’s world and how visionaries and leaders are thinking about it, helping us design for it, and guiding us towards it so that we can thrive. Nothing is certain about the future except the need to design differently for it than the world we live in today. Host is Michael Gale, best-selling author of The Digital Helix.
Ben Marcus is the Chairman of Airmap, a company that aims to deliver a four-dimensional version of Google and Ways maps for the sky that will be filled with drones by 2030. Unlike Google/Ways the platform will be an autonomous air control system that helps orchestrate in very safe ways how drones of various sizes and with very different purposes navigate the sky’s above us. There is probably nobody better suited to ask about drones of the future and what we should hope for, expect and think about as consumers and leaders for the world of 2030.
Ben’s view is that drones will help solve urban over-crowding, bring services and products to rural areas in ways only big cities dwellers have experiences and also widen or perspectives on personal transportation. Drones in 2030 will be as common as seeing cars around you on the road.