When I thought up the phrase, “A Driver’s License for Surfing the Internet” I didn’t expect anyone to have thought about it before. So I was surprised to find that a think tank had already dreamed of this dream 19 years ago. And that 10 years ago, the US Government put a pilot program in… Continue reading A Driver’s License for Surfing the Internet
What if in the next 5 years wireless, connected headphones had the same degree of impact on our lives as the smartphone? How would connected headphones, like the AirPods, change our lives? What does life look like when half the world walks around with headphones all day? Most people would say that’s a very isolating… Continue reading How the AirPods and Audio Augmentation Could Replace Our Smartphones
Two things happen when an emerging technology is adopted by a major tech company. One, the market (and all of those grassroots startups) are validated. Two, the pressure to perform and swallow up users heightens. The emerging Digital Human space has just entered this moment. At CES 2020, Samsung unveiled a lofty vision for a… Continue reading My Thoughts on Samsung’s New Digital Human
The key to building wealth is putting your dollar to work while you sleep. We achieve this by purchasing land, developing that land, and watching the value of that land rise. We achieve this by purchasing shares in a company and getting a small taste of the profits they earn. The routes to wealth are… Continue reading Cash App, Digital Wallets, Fractional Shares, and the Next 20 Years of Digital Finances
For a long time, the only way to get a job was through apprenticeship. To work in someone else’s shadow was a real honor. And it was the swiftest way to learn a trade, eventually getting a stamp of approval from a known master. Today, many of us vastly overlook the opportunity to be Digital… Continue reading Why You Should Seriously Consider Digital Apprenticeship
Nostalgia is one heck of a selling-point. Everyone reaches a certain age (and buying power) where the “old times” just sound like a nice escape from the current times. In large doses, it can become a real poison against progress. But in small doses, it can actually be quite pleasant and even work to counteract… Continue reading Can the Atari Hotel be the First eSports Stadium Franchise?
There’s power in knowing what emotions people are feeling at any given time of day. Mordor Intelligence estimates that power at $92 billion over the next four years. Emotion Recognition Technology is the offspring of facial recognition and its applicability has already become quite widespread. Despite half the scientific community disputing the abilities of Emotion… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Emotion Recognition Technology
When I’m old, retired, and telling my grandkids what it was like to live in the early part of the 21st century, I’m going to describe it like this: “We all willingly deprived ourselves of healthy social interaction when we agreed to be digital citizens.” Now, I hope that by the time I get to… Continue reading Digital Life Has Deprived Us of Positive Community Building
Adapt or perish. It’s a rule that applies universally to everything. But how does this rule stack up against something as essential as child education? What happens when education doesn’t adapt? Does it just die off? If you follow me closely, then you know that Reading Comprehension and child education is a cause I care… Continue reading Should We Animate eBooks to Boost Childhood Reading Abilities?