Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.In Future Trends \u2013 Stupid Self-driving Cars\u00a0we look at a number of stories about the trial and tribulations of delivering self-driving cars and services.Everything wrong with Faraday Future\u2019s \u201cTesla killer\u201dWhy Uber\u2019s self-driving program failed in San FranciscoJust about a week ago, Uber\u2019s semi-autonomous vehicles hit the streets of San Francisco as part of its latest pilot program. Last night, the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registrations of Uber\u2019s 16 vehicles, and the company says it\u2019s taking its program to another city for a public trial. What went wrong?After a fairly seamless, high-profile launch in Pittsburgh, the rollout in San Francisco was bumpy right from the beginning. First, the DMV issued a warning to Uber that it had not obtained the proper testing permits for its pilot program. Then, a few hours after the trial began, The Verge reported that one of Uber\u2019s cars ran a red light, nearly hitting a (human-driven) Lyft car.Read more at CurbedThe Race To Build Self-Driving Cars Is Accelerating (Bloomberg)George “Geohot” Hotz Presents the Comma One at Disrupt SFGeorge Hotz of Comma.ai takes the stage in 2016 to trash talk some other autonomous driving startups and launch a self-driving car kit before talking to Darrell Etherington about building and shipping the kit. ***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.