This weekend chit-chat edition is published after over a month of lull. I always love this not-only-money discussion that we have. Today, I want to share some technical breakthrough related to Google
The Google Glass
Ever heard of Google glass? If no, then you must read this. I am skeptical about its success an idea of having my glasses as computer screen is still unfathomable to me. But, Google glass is definitely one step toward my ultimate vision of computers being nothing but a bio implantation on our body, we can turn it on whenever and wherever we want.
I want to see a future where this bio computer would work by only sending signals to our senses. We should be able to hear music, read news, read blogs and watch videos with the signals we turn on selectively. As of now the limited edition Google glass can only perform a limited tasks, for example, recognizing a place you look at with glasses on, giving you direction and weather info , etc.
Google was also experimenting with a driver-less car and super fast broad band network. They all were money-losing ventures, you can splurge when you’re sitting on a pile of cash, else economy would stagnate. I have thousands of such ideas in my mind which requires millions of dollar investment. How can I convey those to Google?
In the battle of controlling the internet, Facebook and Yahoo tied up, they perhaps understood, this is not a fight against Microsoft or an Apple any more, they are up against mighty Google. The 2nd and 3rd most visited site entered in to agreement to cross sell ads and reuse patents to take on the most visited site. I am eagerly waiting to see this battle royal unfold.
Worthwhile Reads on the net
World’s most expensive wine has just hit the market. The limited edition release of the 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon is priced at $168,000 a bottle in Australia, can someone drink it after buying? Really? Here’s the full article. It took three Australian artists to design and craft the wine bottle. This wine maker suggests that a cheaper alternate wine from the same vineyard can be a great investment for 25 -30 years horizon. With the cost of a bottle at $10,000 now, one can expect astronomical rate of return. Any takers with such extreme long-term view?
Family Money Values presents few convention and unconventional methods of teaching money to young kids.
Want to protect your identity like a secret services agent? This Wisdom Journal article gives some tips towards it.
Not sure what merit Harvard Business Review saw in an article which claims lower self-confidence results in greater success. I tried hard to recall, but, couldn’t find any top leaders in companies I worked for, who lacked in self-confidence. What a joke! Must be written by someone trying to justify his own lack of self-confidence.
Living on one salary is a challenge that I didn’t know until I read this Wisebread article. We have lived in single salary ever since I got married. Actually this makes sense to average american family. It might be a challenge for them to live off one salary with large family to feed.
Thanks for reading, hope you’re enjoying summer vacation days with your family. Good bye for now.