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Apple Cofounder Says Tesla, Not Apple, Will Make the Next Great Innovation

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The future will probably be born in Silicon Valley. But the next greatest innovation in technology will likely be from Elon Musk’s Tesla, not Apple, at least according to Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.

When asked who in Silicon Valley — or beyond — will likely make the next moonshot innovation, Wozniak didn’t go with the company that he co-founded. “I think Tesla is on the best direction right now. They’ve put an awful lot of effort into very risky things,” Wozniak told Bloomberg Canada in a recent interview. “I’m going to bet on Tesla.” Earlier in the interview, Wozniak pointed out that self-driving cars and transportation technology will likely be the next “moonshots” in tech — areas that Musk and the Palo Alto-based Tesla place particular focus.

The Apple founder also contended that true innovation typically comes from young people — not big business — who aren’t necessarily aware that their ideas might be risky, offering Facebook, Google and Tesla as examples. Wozniak went on to add that the best products spring from an individual’s own wants and hobbies, using Tesla’s Model S as an example, which he said didn’t make much sense in engineering terms. “It was really built for Elon’s own life. What car would he like? And when things come from yourself, knowing what you’d like very much and being in control of it … that’s when you get the best products.”

This, of course, parallels Wozniak’s early endeavors with Apple — computers were his own passion. Wozniak is best known for founding Apple Computers in 1976 alongside Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne, and for being the technical genius behind the company’s earliest tech and innovation. In fact, Wozniak single-handedly designed and built the Apple I computer kits that launched what is now the world’s largest company. This makes his recent comments all the most intriguing, especially considering that Wozniak still owns a sizable amount of stock in Apple.

Apple is on track to be the world’s first trillion dollar company, and the company is still innovating in fields such as artificial intelligence and sustainability. But whether the next big thing will come out of Cupertino or Palo Alto remains to be seen.

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      Moreover, it will also clean the air outside your car, making things better for those around you. And while this test happened to be done with a Model X, the same would be true of the new Model S now in production.

      Tesla will continue to improve the micro-geometry and chemical passivation defenses in the primary and secondary filters, which are easily replaceable, so this will get better the longer you own your car. Suggestions for improvement are welcome.

      *According to the World Health Organization, average annual PM2.5 levels (the most dangerous form of pollution) reach 56 µg/m³ in Beijing, 25 µg/m³ in Mexico City, 21 µg/m³ in Hong Kong, 20 µg/m³ in Los Angeles, 20 µg/m³ in Berlin, 17 µg/m³ in Paris, and 16 µg/m³ in London. Based on the findings of a 2013 study conducted at Harvard, these levels of pollution would result in population-averaged life expectancy reductions of 23 months in Beijing, 10 months in Mexico City, 9 months in Hong Kong, 8 months in Berlin and Los Angeles, and 7 months in Paris and London.
      Source: https://www.teslamotors.com/blog/putting-tesla-hepa-filter-and-bioweapon-defense-mode-to-the-test
    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      As the new Tesla Model 3 electric car was unveiled last week, hundreds of people in Montreal lined up to make a $1,000 deposit to reserve one of the cars.
      Montrealer Guillaume Tardif stood in line for three hours in the rain outside the Tesla dealership on 5350 Ferrier Street. Despite being caught in the bad weather, Tardif said it was worth the wait.
      "We weren't prepared for this weather. We thought they would set up tents or something instead of making us freeze," he said.
      'We're buying a dream'- Guillaume Tardif, Soon-to-be Tesla owner
      "I worry if I wait too long that we won't get the government incentives. If this becomes a mass market car like they think it will, then the incentives are going to be pulled out. So if you save $8,000 by being here this morning it was worth it."
      Details about the car were unveiled by Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk in Hawthorne, California on Thursday and more than 130,000 people have already put down payments on the vehicle.
      The Tesla Model 3 electric car was unveiled in Hawthorne, California Thursday night. (Tesla Motors Canada)
      The going price for a Tesla Model 3 starts at $35,000 US and Musk confirmed the new model will go at least 345 kilometres on a single charge.
      The vehicles are expected to go into production in 2017 and buyers in Quebec are jumping at the chance to take advantage of the provincial rebate.

      Quebec buyers are eligible for rebates between $6,000 and $8,000, while buyers in Ontario are eligible for up to $14,000.
      Like many, Tardif put his deposit down site-unseen. He's not worried about what the final product will be like.
      "We're the early adopters. Right now we're buying something, even on paper, we're buying a dream."
      Others travelled from out of town to reserve their spot in line.
      'This is the future'
      Ian McKay drove down from Ottawa on Thursday to pay his deposit.
      " partly because it's fun to do and partly because they are making them to order," McKay said. "So it makes a big difference getting a reservation, because otherwise you'll be waiting months and months while all the orders get processed before you can buy off the line."
      McKay said he has faith in the company's product, considering their successes with the Model S and Model X. 
      "They've proven that they can make a good car off the bat," he said.
      Millie Amoros went by the dealership last November to test drive the Model S, before deciding to put the deposit down on the newest version.

      "It drives amazing. If [the Model 3] is anything like what I drove it's a good deal," she said. "I do think this is the future."
      Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/tesla-model-3-quebec-rebate-1.3516325


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