Our Post-Election Future

Nov. 9, 2016
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Since we’re about to have a new President of the United States, I guess we’ll all go back to what we’ve been doing sans the political social media battles and dinner table arguments with your conservative/liberal uncle. As we return to normalcy and focus on the dirt moving industry, should there be a revised vision of what we’ve set out to accomplish?

There really shouldn’t be.

At a press event, I met with John Carpenter, Caterpillar’s Construction Design and Technology manager. We stuck a camera in his face and asked him about what he envisions for construction technology, post-election.

I asked him, what role should technology play? Is resisting technology an exercise in futility? Why would an equipment manufacturer partner with a technology/software company? And, could he characterize the continuing advancement of construction technology?

Here’s what he had to say….