GeekWire Podcast: The future of cities; we test drive a new scooter service; Trivia Contest winner

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week:

A group of architects released their concept for a Seattle skyscraper suited to life in the post-pandemic world, where you might live and work all in the same place. Seattle 2030 would stand 1,030 feet tall and have a cloud walk observatory and drone ports at the top. But will it ever be built?

Wheels, the latest electric scooter share service to launch in Seattle, has a unique feature: a seat. We took one for a ride over bumpy streets and railroad tracks on a wet and miserable day earlier this week. In other words, a typical Seattle commute. Listen to hear what it was like.

And we have a winner of last week’s Trivia Contest! The question focused on a satellite broadband venture from the 1990s, and the two Seattle tech billionaires who funded it. Listen to the third segment for the answer and the winner.

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With GeekWire’s Todd Bishop, John Cook and Kurt Schlosser. Produced by Curt Milton. Theme music by Daniel L.K. Caldwell.