Former military officer, astronaut, engineer (and current Minister of Transport) Marc Garneau (@MarcGarneau) and I discuss the future of transportation, space, information flow in politics and what it means to be a liberal.
Marc Garneau is a Canadian politician, an engineer, and former astronaut who holds the distinction of being the first Canadian in space. He is currently serving as the Canadian Minister of Transport.
This episode of The Knowledge Project was recorded in front of a live audience in Montreal, Canada at a Junto event. (You’ll hear bits of French from the audience questions here and there at the end, but the interview and Marc’s responses are predominantly in English.)
In this fascinating interview, we discuss:
- What the future of transportation looks like (including self-driving cars and their second-order effects)
- The effect that new technologies have on how governments invest in infrastructure
- How truck and taxi drivers throughout the world will be impacted in the future
- Marc’s experiences in space as the first Canadian to join three NASA expeditions
- What it means to be a liberal in 2017, and how the political landscape is shifting
- How we, as citizens, can judge the performance of an elected politician
- How Marc ensures that he’s getting accurate information in a sometimes backward and messy political system
And so much more.
There’s so much to learn and think about in this discussion. Please enjoy!
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