"Given Google’s revenue of $46 billion a year (and assuming the rest of the world behaves like Americans) the calculation suggests that by freeing up commuters to surf the Internet driverless cars are worth an additional $736 million in search revenue to Google."
"And, okay, I admit it. Even though we very modern futurists (who pooh-pooh “predictions” as the stuff of astrologers and TV pundits) are loathe to admit it, getting it right is a thrill. Laying out a forecast that, in the subsequent years, maps to an emerging reality is neat stuff, especially when the forecast includes various social components yet to show up. Add a catchy name and… well, you have the makings of a nice bullet point for the always-inevitable “hey Mr. Futurist, what predictions of yours have come true?” question."