Those of you that only wipe the grease off your fingers long enough to have a snack and logon to Autoblog may not have heard of him, but our own David Shing is a well known entity on the ol' interwebs. Shingy, as he's better known, has been forecasting digital trends for our AOL parent company for years, causing a ruckus at TED Talks and TechCrunch Disrupt and the like.

For a guy whose business cards say "Digital Prophet," it turns out that Shingy is actually a pretty down to earth guy when you meet him in person. I shook his hand for the first time a few weeks ago, when he was in Detroit to make the rounds. As we talked – about which car he should buy after a decade of non-ownership, and about his first-ever car, a Mini Moke – it became clear that he was just as stoked about the cars in the Autoblog office as most other people that visit.

With that positive first impression, the video team grabbed him by the back of his t-shirt, throw him into the studio, and asked him to just riff on his thoughts about technology and cars. Put on the spot, Shingy talks about some things we already have (advanced HUD systems), and some other things we'd love to try (biometric car keys). Get a few-minute sample of what it's like to be in David Shing's head, and look for more Shingy-meets-Autoblog content in the near future – I'm going to grab him for a Daily Driver ride along if it kills me.


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