Isn’t it a shame that every picture you take gets banished to the Photos App – a personal, chaotic abyss. The only chance of remembering these photos is to bravely dive head first into your digital photo album and peruse hundreds, if not thousands of photos. But what if there were a more convenient way… Continue reading Digital Graffiti is Invisible to The Naked Eye. But It’s Everywhere
Intelligent CCTV cameras are the eyes of the surveillance state. It’s why we all get a little freaked out when a new set of cameras pops up in our city. But I see a secondary, non-privacy-invading purpose for these cameras that could be a very lucrative opportunity. What if brands from Coca-Cola to Nike were… Continue reading Google Analytics for Buildings: A New Opportunity for Brands
We build digital trust through reviews and ratings. What if this were applied to all aspects of life as a means of creating a social credit score for every person’s character? Honest, giving, good-natured people had high scores. While the evil and mischievous had poor scores. And depending on your score, access to certain services… Continue reading Are social credit systems a natural evolution for improving society?
If you want to know what’s next for American culture, one of the most reliable places to look is Japan. A 1982 New York Times article, Culture of Japan Blossoming in America, documents the first major shift toward a general American curiosity in Japanese culture. Nine years later, a Fortune Magazine article, Japan’s Influence on… Continue reading Japan’s Next Cultural Export: Dynamic Living Spaces
The entire startup space has become spoiled in the last couple of decades via new business models that can be tweaked for a variety of purposes. How many companies have raised money on the pitch of “Airbnb for this” or “Uber for that”? Too many to count. But no team has ever become a dynasty… Continue reading With Great Technology Comes Great Business Models
It’s rare that a technology is created and has an immediate impact. It usually takes months or years to find product-market fit. In the case of mesh networking, it took 7 years and a cultural calamity to bring about the widespread use. Specifically, the protests in Hong Kong precipitated the perfect atmosphere for mesh networking… Continue reading How protesters in Hong Kong are communicating without the Internet
Back in April of 2019, we put out a piece declaring We’re Living in the Era of the Robopreneur, setting forth a guideline to being an ultra-productive entrepreneur with software and algorithms by one’s side. We told the story through relevant Robopreneurs such as Casey Neistat, Kylie Jenner, and even Casper mattresses. And then we… Continue reading This Real Estate Robopreneur Plans to Purchase More than a Million Homes
Go back 50 years to when the television was the best thing to ever happen to advertising. With a talking billboard in every household, advertisers just had to tell a great story or drill a jingle in our head to sell. Their mission was to create a desire for their products. Over the past 20… Continue reading What’s the Future of Emotion-Based Advertising?
Being Boy Future, I often get asked by people of all types, “What do I need to know to stay ahead of the future?” Of course, it’s much more of a rolling answer than it is a one-time rebuttal. But, when the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin asked me to give the keynote… Continue reading 5 Plays for the Future