theNewsWorthy: Thursday, March 8th, 2018


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(Scroll down to read more about our Three Question Thursday guest: Shawn DuBravac talking to us all about self-driving cars)


Tariff Plans Formalized Today: WSJ, NYT, FOX Business, LA Times


Betsy DeVos Visits School Shooting Site: The Hill, TIME


Weinstein Co. Buyer Backs Out (again): WSJ


Reports on Opioids: CDC, NPR, U.S. News & World Report


Winter Storm Update: The Weather Channel, CNN, TIME


International Women’s Day: The Guardian, People, Eater, Reuters


Amazon Laughing Problem: BuzzFeed, Digital Trends


Uber’s Self-Driving Trucks: TechCrunch




What to Know About Self-Driving Cars

with Dr. Shawn DuBravac


Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation and culture.

DuBravac is a well-regarded futurist and trendcaster who writes frequently on disruptive technological shifts. He advises companies and C-level executives on market opportunities and industry strategy. He is president and founder of Astra Insights which provides consulting, research and advisory services to CxOs on a myriad of topics including digital transformation strategies, business model disruptions, the pace of technological change and overcoming myopic thinking. For over a dozen years DuBravac served as chief economist for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer tech companies and owner and producer of CES.



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