AR and VR are a couple of related fascinating fast-growing areas of technology and business. These areas are now attracting lots of attention from the leading tech companies and investors.
According to CBInsights:
Recently, Facebook and Apple have reportedly been allocating more than 1000 workers each to their respective AR/VR efforts
And, the investments in these two areas keep growing every year:
So, who is investing in these areas? Again, according to CBInsights…
- Rothenberg Ventures with its focus on seed-stage VR and AR startups was the most active investor in the space in the last 5 years.
- BoostVC, an accelerator focused on blockchain tech and virtual reality and Vive X, an accelerator established by VR headset maker HTC were the second and third most active investors:
Lots of startups will benefit from this funding opportunity if they have good ideas and move swiftly.
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Watch this short video to get updated on the current status and capabilities of self-driving cars. The main conclusion for the video is that while technology is evolving fast, the day we will actually ride inside these cars is farther than we think. Plus, when they become available to us, they will be very expensive. And it will all start with the high-end market.
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On November 14, 2017, a terrible event (by Japanese standards) took place on a railroad: a train left Minami-Nagareyama station 20 seconds ahead of schedule! When the company noticed, it began to panic and issued an apology to the offended customers:
“We deeply apologize for the severe inconvenience imposed upon our customers,” the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company said.
I am sure most passengers didn’t even notice a problem existed. And this wouldn’t be an issue in 99.9% places around the world.
A few years ago, my wife and daughter were traveling around South Europe… At one point, they boarded an inter-city bus. While some passengers were still waiting outside preparing to board it, the bus suddenly took off and left the station 10 mins (!) ahead of its schedule and mostly empty. I am pretty sure that the bus company didn’t apologize for that to its passengers. In fact, there is a chance that that bus drives got a raise for “taking initiative” or something as such.
Different places, different cultures.
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