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2: Size Up Your Situation

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What's the Future of Transportation?

Imagine you live in the early 1900s and travel mostly by horse and on foot. If you’re lucky, your city might have motorized trolleys. On occasion, you take a train to go far distances and most consumer goods are transported on railroads and waterways. There are only about 8,000 automobiles in the United States, owned by the wealthiest Americans.

Can you imagine what will happen to transportation in the coming 20 years?

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  • The Ford Motor Company introduced the Model T in 1908. How many Model Ts do you think were sold by the time Ford stopped making them in 1927? 

Answer: 15 million

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