I see great potential for this product in a number of sectors out of the consumer market. I work for an Electricity Distributor in Australia who has a statewide Customer, and Asset Base. This product inspires so many ideas, one that simply comes to mind is for Field use. Imagine this product is in the hands of a Team Leader in the field. In the morning, they activate Shima through their preferred Siri-esque Assistant. "Show me my first job for today". A stream of precise information appears before their eyes....pictures, work instruction, material lists, site contacts, GPS location of the affected Asset, then using the Nav mod to get them there..all the while, they haven't had to take their eyes of the road. This is a really basic example of how I see it utilised in my industry, however the impact to the business in the scenario is 2 fold, Productivity Increase and more importantly an increase of commitment to Safety. Yes, at this point-in-time Shima is the only product in it's league (that I am aware of at least) that will offer such opportunity to Consumers and Industry alike, that window is closing. Shima will not be the only one in the market for long. If there are other schmuks like me that can see real business benefit in this...they will hunt for it, or something like it. I am not yet a financial supporter of Shima, however..I do want it to succeed and quickly. I think there would be great benefit in reaching out to various industries with the intention of initiating a professional user group to explore the uses of Shima in their own organisations and hopefully provide Laforge avenues that they may not have considered trekking down.
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