I was at the Calgary Real Estate Board Forecast Convention and listened to a speaker Stefan Swanepol. With over 30 books and reports analyzing the strategies, shifts and changes impacting the residential real estate brokerage business, Stefan is widely recognized as the leading visionary on real estate trends. His books have been featured on over 18 bestseller lists including the: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post, CEO Read and Amazon.com. Stefan has given over 1,000 talks to more than one million people, serves as Editor-in-Chief of the SP200 (ranking of the most powerful people in real estate) and also Host of the T3 Summit (the leading real estate leadership summit). His academic accomplishments include a: bachelor’s in science, a master’s in business economics and diplomas in arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, computer science and marketing.
This blog isn't about him; it's more about what he talked about and the future of technology. It's pretty scary yet exciting stuff. Not the scary stuff that is going to make you afraid to leave the house. More scary in the sense on where technology is and where it's going. I never would have thought any of this would have been possible when I was young, nor could have have imagined this stuff. The world is changing whether you like it or not. You're either in the game or you're going to get left behind.
Below are video link's (click on the names of the product) to some of the most intriguing things he talked about...
The new Google ARA Smart phone - instead of an apps store, it's a hardware store.
Luna Smart Bed - controls temperature of the bed on either side, integrates to your fitbit to know if the bed needs to be firmer or softer after your 10,000 steps, controlled by your smart phone.
Conducive yard that turns your clothes into a touch screen.
This was the best drone Idea of the Year. A camera that follows you and that you can wear on your wrist. Controlled by your smart phone it will give you the best selfies. It can also follow your kids to school! WOW This is one of my favourites.
No physical hardware, projects on your wrist and is STILL touch screen!
Ikea added 3D Images so you can see what the product looks like in your home before you waste, time, money, gas, and battle traffic.
This one you just have to see. I'm not sure how to describe it except if you have every seen the movie Ironman, it's kind of like that.
This is blows my mind and freaks me out at the same time.
I know I could use one of these in my life.
My number 1 favourite. This blows my mind! I think this is the most amazing! A MUST WATCH!
Amazing and scary at the same time on where the world is going with technology.
Calgary Realtor/Blogger with Sutton Group Canwest