i have seen the future of the automobile – and it is filled with advertising and the internet (or here for an even cooler i-car). the advertising business model, in conjunction with the realization that the web-enabled auto is the ‘perfect’ vehicle [sic] for delivery of sevices will quickly bring the cost of an automobile to zero – or a nominal fee if you only want a discreet (think ‘text only’) ad on your auto. from the wired article:
“Andrew Everett, a 31-year-old physical therapist in Los Angeles, wears a full-wrap Yahoo ad with pride on his Jeep Cherokee, one of the premium $400 per month winners. He now washes and drives his SUV all the more carefully, feeling almost like he’s working for Yahoo.
“I love it. It doesn’t bother me at all, really. I definitely wash my car more than I used to in the past, and not just because they want you to keep (your) car clean.””
can the ‘free’ home be far behind?