This morning I watched Tony Hsieh and Paddy Cosgrove launch the Collision Conference in Las Vegas. What they had to say about creating innovative new businesses resonated deeply with me. They talked (I’m paraphrasing) about creating an environment where diverse people with different perspectives, expertise or ideas can ‘collide’, […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm
When cooled down to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, the four dark elements at the center of the circuit in the middle of this image can represent digital data using quantum mechanical effects. A superconducting chip developed at IBM demonstrates an important step needed for the […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm
Food and agriculture accounts for about 5.9% of the global GDP. Global food retail sales alone account for about $4 trillion/year, and food accounts for 15% of what American households spend each year.
It is an industry ripe for disruption.
Sensors, networks, machine learning/AI, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic genomics, stem cell science, and material science are going to transform how your food is produced, delivered, and consumed. […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:50 pm
I recently dipped my toe into the Metals and Mining waters and walked away with the reinforcement that every industry is susceptible to disruption. There has long been a feeling that non-digital industries are safe from the power of disruption. In a recent piece on a New Economic Paradigm […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm
Google this morning unveiled the creation of one of its better ATAP projects — Project Jacquard — a conductive fabric that can communicate with digital devices. The technology is small and lightweight, and it just might help connected clothing officially come of age. […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Between YouTube, Google search, and Gmail, the Mountain View, California-based company created, owns, and operates much of what we’ve come to expect from using the internet. The company’s influence is so great that its name is a verb – “Could you Google a good restaurant for tonight, darling?” […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm
Robotics are going to be a critical part of how we solve the big problems of the future. Unfortunately, it’s still an immature industry, hampered by a lack of standards, a focus on proprietary hardware and software, and no institutionalized mechanism for sharing knowledge among […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm
Imagine a supercomputer so advanced that it could hold the contents of a human brain. The Google engineer Ray Kurzweil famously believes that this will be possible by 2045. Organized technologists are seeking to transfer human personalities to non-biological carriers, “extending life, including to the […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm
It’s a massive opportunity for humanity, not a threat. So, what is AI?
Broadly, AI is the ability of a computer to understand your question, search its vast memory banks, and give you the best, most accurate, answer. AI is the ability of a computer to process a vast amount of information for you, make decisions, and take (and/or advise you to take) appropriate action. […]
Posted on June 1, 2015 at 3:32 pm
The final frontier of digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like it’s possible.
You’ve probably read bits and pieces about brain implants and prostheses. Let me give you the big picture. […]