Imagine the typical day in the American family. A mom logs-in a route to the car using Google maps and the car’s GPS system. Mom, Dad, kid jump in the car. Car drops off daughter at school, drops off Dad at work, drops off Mom at work, drives to dry-cleaners were dry-cleaner removes dirty clothes from trunk and sends car on its merry way where it returns home to wait for the afternoon pick-up route. Or maybe it returns to a regional parking lot or garage where it waits in a holding pen for a text from Mom’s cell-phone summoning it. Sounds ridiculously Jetsonian, but the technology is already here. And to really blow your mind, what if the idea of personal car ownership is gone and this is all done with a fleet of public or semi-private cars like Zipcars? Mind-blown? Ok this is getting too trippy – back to the real estate.