The explosion of mobile technology, social media, and video has been baffling to me, a simple soldier. I was cool when it was just a bunch of kids Harlem-shaking and cinnamon-huffing their way into our hearts. But millennials aren’t the only ones creating weirdly specific viral content. There has been a new hot genre in the recent years spreading across YouTube, Facebook Live and Periscope — hot enough that I needed to investigate it further.
Jaguar Land Rover has been producing rugged and durable vehicles for the British for decades, but the company has really outdone itself. On Tuesday, the car brand unveiled an upgraded version of its iconic Land Rover Discovery with a first-of-its-kind feature: a built-in, roof-mounted drone.
Local Motors’ CEO Jay Rogers has the desert in his DNA. Not only is he the grandson of Ralph Rogers, owner of Indian Motorcycle Company, which built desert fighting motorcycles for the U.S. Army during World War II, he’s also a former Marine Corps infantry officer who spent some time in the Middle East.
Mobility and technology are critical parts of not just battlefield strategy, but the development of humanity. Vehicles of the future need to be less dependent on fossil fuel, but also smaller and easier to park. Last week, in Colorado for the Aspen Ideas Festival, I had the chance to step behind the wheel of such a vehicle.