In the beginning all businesses are just people playing out an idea. It’s never the other way around – there is no idea so big that it doesn’t need people to make it succeed. Investors know this, hence the saying “Bet on the jockey (founder), not the horse (idea).” A great jockey is a great […]
For more than 50 years, Moore’s Law has been the major way people give context to the advancement of technology. Gordon Moore’s 1965 prediction that the number of transistors man would be able to squeeze on to an integrated circuit would double every two years was remarkably prescient. A plot of CPU transistor counts against […]
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that Tesla will be utilizing an ‘open source’ philosophy to their large patent portfolio (pictured above, now taken down) and that they wouldn’t pursue any legal action against anyone using them in good faith. It’s a gesture that shows promise and proof of the fact that visionaries walk our Earth. […]
This past Monday, I accompanied my 18-year-old daughter to her road test. While there, I began reflecting on the amount of emphasis we put on developing good judgement. It struck me that, as we transition into an autonomous driving future, we need to question what we are doing to prepare our machines, and ourselves, for […]
A few months back, I went to the Mets playoff game at CitiField. Driving home at 12:30 am, I was exhausted, which led me to accidentally turn the wrong way on Amsterdam Avenue. Clearly, my car (via GPS) knew that I had made a mistake, but why wasn’t there some early warning signal like my blindspot […]
A number of new start-ups presented to a pair of investors and a large audience at host BMW i Ventures’ space in Greenwich Village during a recent installment of the NY Future Mobility Meetup. Here are the five presenting companies, who literally focused on trains, planes – and even electric automobiles.