Reals (estate) on Wheels
Have you ever played a game that involves a snowball mechanic? The kind of games or puzzles like Sudoku that go, ‘If I have this one piece, I will be able to solve the rest of it’. Well, the same thing is happening in the real world, only this time, it’s due to automated vehicles.
With automated vehicles, a slew of new businesses and opportunities can arise. One of those new businesses is Commercial Real Estate on wheels. Imagine a world where the store comes to you! You don’t have to drive to the mall, spend half an hour looking for parking, then going into a crowded mall and spend half an hour to try on clothes, then spend another half hour paying for the clothes. The store can come to you and you can take your time trying on the clothes before telling the store to go away.
Imagine if all of these commercial vehicles were powered with solar energy, then they could run in perpetuity with clean/free energy. You can buy your new Chinos at Banana Republic at any time of the day (or night) and actually try them on (unlike buying something online).
I can envision this concept to be similar to food trucks, mobile restaurants that don’t need to spend thousands on a lease and aren’t stuck in a location that may prove to be poor for their business. They can go to the large events and festivals without needing to spend any more money besides gas and permit fees.
In the future, owning cars will be an option. You only want it if you love cars. The rest of us will just summon a temporary car (aka automated Uber) to take us where we need to go. The future is coming, I predict that automated vehicles will be mainstream in 5 years. Once the prices are reasonable, you can guess who will be first in line to buy one.
Looking forward to the future, the possibilities are endless.