As long as my grandpa has been alive, he’s had, two sisters. That was, up until 6 weeks ago when 23andMe proved him otherwise. I never thought my family would be one of those shocking stories about DNA genealogy tests. But we are. And this is the story: Amongst the black community, these genealogy tests… Continue reading What if 23andMe created a Digital Family Vault to share and preserve memories
Category: Data Ecosystem
What if we used AI to rewrite the Bible?
About two years ago, the Internet had a heart attack when they heard the former head of the self-driving car division at Google and Uber was creating a Church that would worship an AI Godhead. The story ran the press circuit for about a week and then everyone forgot. Circling back around to the topic… Continue reading What if we used AI to rewrite the Bible?
What happens when the Internet Archive gets erased?
History is always written by the winners. It’s just the nature of the game. The conquerors speak highly of themselves while the conquered don’t get any press. The Internet, however, has made a case for the opposite – a history where all sides of the story are covered, first hand. Unfortunately, theory and practice don’t… Continue reading What happens when the Internet Archive gets erased?
We create more than 150 million digital maps daily… Meanwhile, you only use Google Maps
Our ability to compile location-based data and create accurate maps is one of the most underrated achievements of humankind. Many of us assume that after the “official” World Map was completed and after Google Earth was released to the masses, that everything about mapping was completed. This could not be further from the truth. Every… Continue reading We create more than 150 million digital maps daily… Meanwhile, you only use Google Maps
How Apple News+ kills the relationship between magazine and reader
If we learned anything this week, it’s that this is not the time for anyone in the media or publishing game to be taking a vacation. The media industry as we know it is under a complete redevelopment. While publishers used to fight to get the scoop before their competition. Now, they must fight to… Continue reading How Apple News+ kills the relationship between magazine and reader
This tracking device doesn’t need a battery, is powered by air, and Apple missed out
It’s not uncommon for large corporations like Alphabet or Microsoft to hold a sizable investment portfolio – we’re talking $1B+ of stock in other companies. However, when two behemoths invest in the same company, especially when that company is less than two years old, then everyone needs to realize that company’s potential. This is the… Continue reading This tracking device doesn’t need a battery, is powered by air, and Apple missed out
By 2069, Every Person On Earth Will Have Internet Access
By 2069, every single person on Earth will have access to the Internet. This is because Google, Facebook, and a few other competitors are using Internet connectivity initiatives as a mechanism to economically “colonize” developing countries and the rural outskirts of the world. Not a single person will be deprived of the opportunity to have… Continue reading By 2069, Every Person On Earth Will Have Internet Access
Why Nissan wants you to see the data around you while driving
When we look to the next decade of our devices, one of the main ways they’ll evolve is through the use of digital humans. We’re talking about an entirely new way of engaging with every single application and piece of software we use today. Ten years from now, Netflix can’t rely on using the same… Continue reading Why Nissan wants you to see the data around you while driving
The Data Factories and Virtual Sweatshops that make the Internet run smoothly
The Rundown: We’re in this legal limbo where Big Tech companies can employ people for mere pennies to qualify datasets and improve their AI – effectively creating Data Factories and Virtual Sweatshops. This cheap labor helps the Internet and AI research function. But the millions of workers in this unregulated territory are being sacrificed for… Continue reading The Data Factories and Virtual Sweatshops that make the Internet run smoothly