X

A 'Farsighted' look at connecting cities, cars and everything after 2016

Self-driving cars are moving out of the sci-fi realm and into our lives. The "Farsighted" crew chats with one man building that future. Plus, we talk "Westworld."

img-20200924-185317
img-20200924-185317
Eric Mack Contributing Editor
Eric Mack has been a CNET contributor since 2011. Eric and his family live 100% energy and water independent on his off-grid compound in the New Mexico desert. Eric uses his passion for writing about energy, renewables, science and climate to bring educational content to life on topics around the solar panel and deregulated energy industries. Eric helps consumers by demystifying solar, battery, renewable energy, energy choice concepts, and also reviews solar installers. Previously, Eric covered space, science, climate change and all things futuristic. His encrypted email for tips is ericcmack@protonmail.com.
Expertise Solar, solar storage, space, science, climate change, deregulated energy, DIY solar panels, DIY off-grid life projects. CNET's "Living off the Grid" series. https://www.cnet.com/feature/home/energy-and-utilities/living-off-the-grid/ Credentials
  • Finalist for the Nesta Tipping Point prize and a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Bonnie Burton profile photo
Bonnie Burton profile photo
Bonnie Burton
Journalist Bonnie Burton writes about movies, TV shows, comics, science and robots. She is the author of the books Live or Die: Survival Hacks, Wizarding World: Movie Magic Amazing Artifacts, The Star Wars Craft Book, Girls Against Girls, Draw Star Wars, Planets in Peril and more! E-mail Bonnie.
jeffsparkman.jpg
jeffsparkman.jpg
Jeff Sparkman Senior Copy Editor / Reviews
Jeff Sparkman is a copy editor at CNET who also writes about goofy and retro gadgets and contributes lame jokes where needed.
kelseyadams.jpg
kelseyadams.jpg
Kelsey Adams Senior copy editor / Reviews
CNET senior copy editor and contributor Kelsey Adams was raised by computer programmers and writers, so she communicates best by keyboard. Loves genre fiction, RPGs, action movies; has long, fraught relationship with comics. Come talk to her on Twitter.
stephen-beacham
stephen-beacham
Stephen Beacham Senior Video Producer
Stephen Beacham is an award-winning Senior Video Producer focusing on How-To video, AI, and Environmental Sustainability. He is also CNET's Live Events Producer and Live Streaming Engineer coordinating CNET's live team coverage of big tech events since 2011. Stephen comes from an audio production background and is an experienced Music Producer, Audio Engineer, and Mixer and has worked with multi-platinum artists including Green Day, Smash Mouth, and Lenny Kravitz. Stephen continues to produce and mix records for artists and bands spanning a wide range of genres and has been building a long list of credits sound designing and mixing movies.
Expertise How-To video, AI, Environmental Sustainability Credentials
  • Webby Award Winner for Best Environmental and Sustainability video (2023), 3-time Telly Award Winner (2019, 2020, 2022) 12 years experience producing videos, podcasts, and live events for CNET.
Eric Mack
Bonnie Burton
Jeff Sparkman
Kelsey Adams
Stephen Beacham
savari.jpg

New connected-car technologies may make cars far safer in the near future.

Video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

The overwhelming mountain of political news in 2016 may have left you feeling uncertain about the future. But other parts of our future began to come into focus, like how we and our stuff will get around in the next decade or so.

In the next episode of CNET's "Farsighted" show, we'll look at developments in connecting cars, cities and everything in between and what they mean for how we'll live in 2026. Join us live at 3 p.m. PT when CNET's Kelsey Adams, Bonnie Burton, Stephen Beacham, Jeff Sparkman and Eric Mack will be joined in the studio by Savari COO Paul Sakamoto.

Savari is working to create some of the components that could make everything in the future a little smarter, including self-driving cars.

Then the crew will turn to the imagined future shown in the HBO hit "Westworld," which wraps up its first season Sunday.

The live stream of today's show will be embedded below. You can also watch via YouTube or Livestream and join in the live chat room.

Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below, and tweet @CNET and @EricCMack.

farsighted-ep-20.jpg
Watch this: Farsighted looks toward a safe self-driving world and the very unsafe Westworld (Farsighted, Ep. 2)