American inventor, programmer, electronics engineer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak, is not just another average Joe whose depth of business knowledge doesn’t go any further than a Sunday afternoon armchair quarterback. He is famously regarded as the pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Woz, as he is often called, with his creative mind and genius-level intelligence, could see the potential of the PC. At the same time, Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation in 1977, claimed that “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
We always find it fascinating to compare two highly intelligent people, both in the same industry, both with access to basically the same info, and both have diametrically-opposed views.
Fast-forward 40 years and the entire world can plainly see that Mr. Olsen failed to grasp the tremendous potential of the personal computer, while Woz became a business legend in a multi-billion dollar industry that he himself had created.
Let’s just say that some people have the innate ability to see potential while many others are totally blind to it.
That statement is 100% applicable to the blockchain technology and world of cryptocurrencies. We would have to include Warren Buffett in the same category as Ken Olsen. Both failed to see any potential.
And when it comes to cryptocurrency, we would put Steve Wozniak in the same category as, well, Steve Wozniak.
He’s a visionary. He’s a business legend. He’s a tech genius. AND, he can see the potential when others cannot.
Regarding Ethereum‘s potential , Mr. Wozniak stated this week that it, “was just like Apple’s and could become as influential as his company became.”
If Vitalik Buterin has his way, Woz’s crypto foresight will be every bit as impressive as his clairvoyance was in the industry that he started in his garage.