The smart home has long been a dream. Think of how much simpler, easier – cooler – it would be to have a personal assistant help you manage all the daily chores, everything from raising the temperature to locking the doors. Just a few more little things you’d no longer have to think about.
Cars are beautiful. And elegant. And kind of boring. The modern automobile is at the same time a marvel of engineering and utterly mundane. For their part, the big manufacturers have tried to appeal to a new kind of consumer by adding sleek designs and fancy touchscreens, but so far, few of these have broken from the pack.
Technology can help us tell better stories, but often times its technology companies that have the most interesting stories to tell. In past episodes, we’ve discussed Sony, Amazon, and Apple ad nauseum, but there’s one that we’ve never really focused on, despite being one of the biggest and most influential companies on the planet.