Showing posts from March, 2014

How Google's Driverless Car Technology Will Affect Real Estate Prices in Los Angeles

Why are people willing to pay ever increasing prices for real estate? Well supply and demand obviously, but what is one of the major factors in demand? Why does a small plot of land in Los Angeles sell for 20 times the price of a square kilometer in say, Mali? Because of the perceived quality of life to living in the geographical location. Such things include amenities (restaurants, entertainment etc.) weather, vistas, air quality, and ease of getting around. In Los Angeles with the lack of good public transport there is a potential cap I see on real estate prices right because the traffic here severely diminishes the quality of life. It simply takes too long to get anywhere. The more people that arrive here, the more cars that are put on the road, the greater the negative multiplier for this variable in determining demand. Now, the Google Driverless Car model envisions a world where few individuals will own automobiles, instead there would be a HUGE fleet of computerized taxis zip…

Why Apple MUST Enter The Wearable Computing Marketplace- but can take it's time

The Google head of tech predicted that given the rate which computing power rises as the space needed to house it diminishes, 30 years from now we will have robots the size of red blood cells running around our system debugging and fixing cells that are out of whack, potentially giving us close to eternal life. That is, perhaps, the ultimate vision of the wearable market.
Between now and then there is soooo much room. Today wearable computing are akin to the cell phones from the 1980's (the type you saw Gordon Gecko using at the beach in Wall Street.) Pieces of hardware with few functions. Fast forward and contrast this with today's smart phones and their immense capabilities.

Think of all the $$ made and wealth they have created for society in the meantime.
There will be many bad products, numerous companies that fall by the way side, but in the end, wearable computing will transform the world as we know it.
I guarantee you Apple is putting a lot of R+D into wearables, as are …