Kathleen Burke:

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford sees a bright — albeit remodeled — future for the automotive industry, according to an op-ed story he authored in The Wall Street Journal.

As part of the newspaper’s 125th anniversary of its first issue today, national figures gave their predictions on where the world is moving. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the daunting task of bringing the globe online and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote on the grim future of jobs in the face of technological advances, Ford called for a fundamental change in the role of the automotive industry.

“Forward-looking companies will redefine themselves and move from being just car and truck manufacturers to become personal-mobility companies,” he wrote.

Via Steve Crandall.