I have spent the better part of the past few years advocating for goods and services that cater to the inherent slothfulness in all human beings. I’ve concluded that the automation of many of the daily tasks would make my life significantly easier. If the… Read More »Are We Ready To Give Up Agency To Save Time?
There are still some tasks that can only be accomplished by people. I remember going to Yahoo! back in 1995, just before everything exploded here in Silicon Valley. I was there with a number of cable TV executives (we had come down from Toronto to… Read More »How To Use Humans And Machines To Perfect Curation
Since we are hurtling rapidly towards a future where we will have the choices above, who will you pick? Imagine a time in a not too distant future. Let’s say that you have built up a sizeable nest egg of investments in several different areas… Read More »Who Do You Trust? The Expert, The Computer Or Yourself?
When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
Over the last few years, I’ve been championing products and services which appeal to the laziness inherent in all human beings. I figure that I do many things each day, which can quickly be whisked away by the proper automation. If that automation is correctly… Read More »We Have To Stop Struggling With Technology. Or Do We?
The very first words spoken to Philip J. Fry when he stepped out of the cryogenic chamber are apt for ringing in 2020. Can you believe that it’s 2020? According to science fiction, by now we would have: Flying cars Landed humans on Mars Time… Read More »Welcome To The World Of Tomorrow!!!
I have a confession to make – Elon Musk, and I have something in common – we both read and love Iain M. Banks, the sadly now deceased author of the Culture series of novels. Banks wrote about a dozen books, all set in the… Read More »How To Actually Use Science Fiction To See Your Amazing Future
Many futurists have made dire predictions of the future of work, based on the emerging capabilities of AI. I’ve heard numbers of jobs lost in the millions, and one futurist says that we will lose over 2 million jobs alone due to autonomous vehicles. He… Read More »Don’t Panic! We Will Be Working With AI, Not For AI.
Are you reading this blog post on a smartphone? Does your smartphone ever leave your side? Do you freak out if you ever misplace or lose your smartphone? Do you ever feel less than whole when your smartphone is not within easy reach? You’ve just… Read More »What’s So Bad About Being A Cyborg?