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Perspective: 2020 Re-Envision

Here’s my exaggerated, tongue-firmly-in-cheek take on the future of real estate.

A semantic Web and augmented reality will have a big impact on the future of real estate.

You unroll an iPad on your lap as you push the mute button on your tiny wireless headphones. You look at the luminescent piece of plastic film that went from a rolled-up state to a rigid flat surface and say out loud, "San Diego."

Instantly a cover flow of thumbnails appear before you, and you use your fingers to flip through them. You hold your finger down for a preview and the gorgeous Web adviser that you designed as your personal iPad avatar says, "Good afternoon, Mr. Price."