Spotify’s latest move to make all of its services free (since they raised a quarter billion dollars) is just the latest strike against paying for content. For a while now the perceived price of content has been under fire. The source of this probably came… Read More »Artists Should Not Work For Free
Recently, I got to thinking that there are really are two kinds of innovation, and these two types of innovation were very apparent in the kind of programs I would run for companies. Borrowing a term from physics, I like to call these two types… Read More »Applied vs Theoretical Innovation
So, Mother Nature, God or whoever got us to this point in history. If you believe in God, He set us down on this Earth for a reason. If you believe in evolution, you must feel that we must continue to improve ourselves. I think… Read More »Don’t Wait For Mother Nature: Let’s Augment Ourselves!
Back in Canada, this yearly fair is called the Canadian National Exhibition or CNE (we just used to call it “the Ex”). I think it’s the longest-running yearly fair; it’s been going since 1879. They have rides and exhibits and stuff: everything from food to… Read More »Thanks, Google For Bungeeing Us Into The Future
In my last few posts about the long tail and creation, I’ve hinted at something interesting that has been occurring on the net for a while now – and it’s probably something we need to focus on fixing. One of the most powerful aspects of… Read More »Let’s Make The Internet Truly Person-2-Person Again
Did you ever challenge maze puzzles by going in the opposite direction? I mean, it’s effortless to start at the end and then make your way back to the beginning. Sure, you tell me, that’s cheating – but you get through the maze, don’t ya?… Read More »Ways We Innovate: Hit Up The Science Fiction Bookshelf
Having a great conversation on Singularity Hub on the existence – or non-existence – of flying cars at this seemingly late date. I started with – would you prefer flying or self-driving cars? To whit I said: By now we should have self-flying cars! Seriously.… Read More »It’s 2015: So Where’s My Flying Car?
Let’s be honest. We are already cyborgs. We can hardly survive without our smartphones as our backup brains. Science fiction predicted this; we would eventually have intelligent sidekicks that would record and respond to any questions. As far as I’m concerned, we are already there.… Read More »Cyborgs R Us!