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Although I find it fascinating, I hadn't stopped to ponder how complex this idea is. The car must talk to you, check your schedule, contact nearest garage, verify parts availability, confirm arrival time, call a cab, communicate your destination, arrange pick-up of repaired vehicle and literally dozens of additional steps to complete this seemingly simple diversion without your participation.
Voice recognition, wireless communication among dozens of "devices" and scheduling-perfection itself must be present. Clearly, complexities are all cast aside in this vision to illustrate how easy our life might be made soon. Maybe.
The vision is compelling and Hewlett-Packard is quite serious in promoting possibilities. They've launched what they're calling "The Mobile e-Services Bazaar" at http://hpbazaar.com
In their own words:
To help fuel creation of innovative mobile e-services, HP has established mobile e-services bazaar. Combining an online community with a number of regional centers of innovation, mobile e-services bazaar is an eco-system of participants: application and service providers, mobile operators, and enterprises who collaborate to fuel rapid development of innovative new e-services.
Located around world, e-services bazaar is designed specifically to support growth of your e-service business.
This concept is actually an incubator for small business offering serious clout for participants and networking opportunities nearly undreamt-of by smaller companies. HP is on a quest for my "Waterfall Watch" and although I don't often gush about monstrous corporations, I'll make this one exception -- wish them best of luck and thank them for supporting little guy.
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