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Trends With Benefits

Dec 23, 2015

On this episode we discuss exciting VR Developments, Google/Ford Autonomous Cars and Star Wars success (no spoilers).

In the opening weekend alone, it is estimated that Star Wars generated over $529 million in revenue, breaking the previous record by Jurassic World. With their $350 million advertising budget, it is everywhere and it seems like Disney is definitely getting their money's worth.

Google has been breaking, or "leaking", a lot of news, lately. This is could be a smart move to get ahead of the CES news cycle. Sources are saying that Ford and Google may partner up for a new line of self-driving cars. 

Self-driving cars are definitely coming to market at some point. The real questions revolve around whether it will be something you would buy and how the regulations work. While we're in the very early stages of this new tech, we discuss what the end result could actually look like for the consumer.

Google has already made it clear that they would like to take on Uber and Lyft, most likely with an autonomous taxi service. Could we soon have robot taxi drivers, ala Total Recall?

Virtual Reality is most certainly going to be one of the biggest, if not THE biggest story at CES this year. There are a lot of companies, other than Oculus, jumping into the market. Could it become over saturated, or watered down? We discuss this and go in depth regarding what VR content is available now and what the future of it might look like.

MIT has announced that you may soon be able to have your own superhero powers! Well...not exactly, but they have created a way to use wireless signals to see through walls. X-Ray vision is something claim to bringing to the consumer market in 2017. No way that this tech could be abused, is there?

Today's episode features Matt Smith, Dan Gaul, Caleb Denison and Greg Nibler.

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