In case you haven’t noticed Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is constantly working on something big. From disrupting the car industry which no one has been able to do in several decades, to changing the way we consume energy in our homes, to working to make human beings a multi-planetary species by creating civilizations on Mars. Many might say that we’re dealing with a modern day Tony Stark. But none of the work is just by happenstance. Tesla has clearly observed the future of how people will drive and live. And real estate professionals across the board may want to sit back and take a mental note on how Tesla is building a car and energy tools for homes of the future.
“Alexa, how do you get blood out of carpet?”
Recently, Smart Homes have become a common craze. As with all new technology crazes, there’s often debate over “good vs. bad”; and with the development of artificial intelligence, there comes a debate over what can be deemed “private”.
Although one can argue several pitfalls of smart phone technology and never being “unplugged”, we can all agree that these devices have drastically altered life- and let’s face it- have eased the anxieties of numerous everyday tasks and interactions. We can settle a debate with Google, find the cheapest gas, a place to eat, get directions, stay in touch with friends and family, conduct business, track our workouts, or order pizza with a device that fits in most pockets. Smart technology seems to connect you to the entire world outside your home.
It’s not a mystery that virtual reality (also known as VR) has been knocking at the door of many industries including real estate. The fact that people can experience another reality while sitting at home or at the office provides a level of excitement and opportunity that the real estate industry has never seen before.