Yesterday in Vancouver, mind orgy headquarters TED welcomed Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to the stage to talk at TED2016, the latest in its annual series of events. Did he talk about the logo? Did he talk about how cities are bringing him down? What did he say? You could wait a few months for the video — or you could take these people’s words for it.
Now keep in mind, the only reports we have of Kalanick’s talk are coming from people who either paid $8,000 or more per ticket to attend this event or people who attended for free. They may not be reliable narrators. But from what I can piece together he did talk about the logo and how cities are bringing him down. And how he couldn’t take an Uber from the Vancouver airport because, well, cities are bringing him down.
Why he changed the logo
Why public transport isn’t a good solution for getting around
Instead we should all use unlicensed cabs
The US has a bright self-driving future
Yet cities are crushing Uber’s growth
So here are his plans for your car
All in all, Kalanick seemed to be generally well-received
The founder and CEO of Uber at #TED2016? Who’s next, Martin Shkreli?
— Living the Liminal (@Liminal) February 16, 2016
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