Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030
We are on the cusp of the most radical transformation in energy and transportation in a century. Exponentially improving technologies such as Electric Vehicles, Autonomous (self-driving) Cars, Solar, electricity storage, sensors, Big Data, Mobile Internet, the Cloud, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Mobile Internet, and the Internet of Things are turning the industrial-era energy and transportation industries upside down and making the gasoline vehicle and the whole urban transportation infrastructure obsolete.
Tony Seba’s work focuses on market disruptions caused by exponential technology improvement, business model innovation, and disruptive product design enabled by this convergence. Tony Seba’s new book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation” projects that by 2030:
- All new energy will be provided by solar or wind.
- All new mass-market vehicles will be electric.
- All of these vehicles will be autonomous (self-driving) or semi-autonomous.
- Up to 80% of parking spaces will be redundant.
- Up to 80% of highways will be redundant.
- Taxis as we know them will be obsolete.
- The concept of individual car ownership will be obsolete.
This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the mobile phone, Internet, and personal computer have swept away many industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and film photography. Just like these previous technology disruptions, the clean disruption is inevitable and it will be swift.
As they ponder infrastructure investments, policy-makers, urban planners, and long-term investors cannot assume that the future will be like the past.
The disruption of energy and transportation will leave trillions of dollars in stranded assets and create new economic opportunities for those who anticipate and lead it.
Tony Seba is an entrepreneur, educator, author, speaker, executive, management consultant and business architect. Seba speaks frequently at clean energy, clean tech, entrepreneurship and high tech conferences and company events. He has been featured in Business Week, Investors Business Daily, Forbes, Fast Company, Success and other media and holds entrepreneurship awards such as BridgeGate’s Top 20 Difference Makers.
Tony Seba is the author of Solar Trillions – 7 Market and Investment Opportunities in the Emerging Clean-Energy Economy and Winner Takes All – 9 Fundamental Rules of High Tech Strategy. He is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford University where he teaches clean energy, cleantech and high tech strategy and finance. He has created and taught Clean Energy – Market and Investment Opportunities, Strategic Marketing of High Tech and Cleantech; Finance for Marketing, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs; and Business and Revenue Models Innovation. He teaches at top business school around the world such as The Auckland University (New Zealand) Business School and in-company at some of the world’s top high tech companies such as Google, Inc.
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