The NEW General Motors?
by WashStateBlue, Fri Mar 27, 2009 at 08:45:28 AM EDT
Ok, could be more of a flash in the pan, but we are in the midst of paradigm shifts and there will be new industries birthed as old ones die.
The solar power industry, wind power, and all the support industries in Green power are in their infancy, but at least at my company, we are targeting Solar Cell Manufacturers as a key industry for us to get a foothold in.
We also have a revolution coming in food, as I think the Grow Local Eat Local movement will become a wave that sweeps the country, as more and more people try to get out of the Corporate-Industrial Food Complex.
So, while we are worried about keeping GM alive, are we seeing the birth of their successors? If we are giving Billions to GM, maybe we should be giving millions to TESLA?
Or, maybe, they won't need it.
I know this is far fetched and takes a bit of a leap of imagination.
It's hard to imagine a small start-up like Tesla overtaking GM or Toyota
Hey, for you old time computer folks, let me ask you, how's your desktop Wang working for you? And, how is your CDC server working as well?
Think about it. If you told anyone in the computer biz in the 60s that Wang and most of the old line companies would be flushed, and some college drop-out from Redmond WA would basically crush IBM and all the old line companies, they would have laughed you out of the room.
So, maybe we shouldn't write the guys from Tesla, and their brethren out there ginning up the next generation of American ingenuity off just yet?
Maybe we aren't toast after all?
As the expression goes, the future is already here; it's just not widely distributed yet.