“In five years, Uber, which dispatches low-cost taxis and limousines operated by independent drivers, is likely the fastest-growing startup in history. It has more than 1 million active drivers—meaning they did at least one trip in the past week—operating in 330 cities (as of mid-August) and a valuation of $51 billion, which is roughly equivalent to the market capitalization of General Motors.”
Connection to Inquiry Project: My project focuses on the utilitarian business tactics and their effects on the popularity and overall growth of Uber itself. These statistics on their quick development only further my focal point.
Connection to Engelbart: Engelbart’s writing emphasizes the race between the fast-paced technological advancements and the human capabilities of actually keeping up with it. This rush of popularity and engagement is the overt correlation between Engelbart’s beliefs and Uber’s growth.