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Steve Wozniak is an inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Computer Inc. in 1976. Together with Steve Jobs he not just revolutionized the computer industry – his ideas and inventions have had a lasting influence on the modern world. Today, Steve Wozniak is a well-known speaker, author and thought leader who shares his expertise in inspirational talks and workshops.
Do you think technology can supersede physical mobility?
I think in a lot of areas technology already has. I just look at myself, the things I can do everywhere I am, everywhere I go, and all I need is my smartphone. The digital revolution was a total relieve because it means total mobility. Everything is connected, the world becomes a small village and we do not have to travel long distances to reach each other.
What would you like to see in autonomous cars?
What everybody wants: I’d like to have one that drives itself without a steering wheel and I would like to see it affordable. But I’m not seeing that this will happen soon. Of course, some manufacturers out there already claim they can offer this technology, but they can’t. Current autonomous cars make mistakes, they lose the track of the lane lines and there are a lot of other problems. I think the truth is, german car manufacturer are actually ahead of the self driving technology. But they don’t beta-test the technology on people and the won’t use it as a marketing tool.
What car are you driving personally?
A chevy bolt! But I have a Tesla too. It was a gift back in 2016.
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976 to develop and sell personal computers. They shaped the whole industry with the launch of The Apple II, and kept disrupting different markets with innovations like portable computers, smartphones, music and software services and in the mobility sector. And we can’t wait for the next one more thing.