Technology

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    How Do You See the Future?

    Shelly Palmer Tomorrow will be nothing like today. It may look and feel a lot like today – you’ll get up, have breakfast, exercise, go off to work, etc. But tomorrow will be nothing like today. Tomorrow there will be 600,000 new smartphone activations, 540,000 new computers sold, hundreds...
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    The Invasion of Ideas

    Shelly Palmer I was going to write about a specific threat to brand marketing this week. But, considering the recent vicious attacks in London, I want to revisit a thesis about a specific threat from brand marketing. This enemy is not a person, a people, a government or a...
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    Stop Saying AI Can’t Replace Humans

    Shelly Palmer To change your world, AI does not need to replace humans – it just needs to displace you. So stop saying that AI can’t replace humans, and start asking, “Can AI displace me?” You Don’t Need to Be Totally Replaced by a Sentient AI System to Lose...
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    The Cloud Network Era

    Seth Shapiro shellypalmer.com Technology has always driven massive changes in the business of television. The movement from the Broadcast era to the Pay TV era was powered by the new technologies of cable and satellite. And the engine of the next major shift — from cable to OTT (over...
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    Are Your Kids’ Toys Spying On Your Family?

    New California bill would require privacy, disclosure for internet toys, devices Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill to make sure your kids’ toys aren’t spying on them had its first hearing before the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, May 9th. The so-called Teddy Bears...
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    SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON 2017 DRAWS 65,000 ATTENDEES OVER THREE-DAY EVENT

    Steve Wozniak’s Second Annual Pop Culture, Science & Technology Expo Added New Venues and Outdoor Festival, Saw Increased Attendance SAN JOSE – Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s wildly successful pop culture and technology expo, took over downtown San Jose the weekend of April 21-23, welcoming more than...
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    Partner, or Die!

    Worried about robots taking your job? You have a weapon and one last chance: partner, or die! Shelly Palmer Your Job at Risk? If your job is process oriented, for example, calculating make-goods for improperly filled orders, your whole department will be automated soon. Don’t let the pink slip...
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    Game Review: “Kindergarten”

    Parker Lynch El Observador With recent big franchise releases like “Mass Effect: Andromeda” and “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” turning out to be more of flops than their developers might have hoped, gamers are clamoring for something actually fun to play. Companies all too often expect you to shell...
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    Can Self-Driving Cars Ever Really Be Safe?

    Shelly Palmer Analysts estimate that by 2030, self-driving cars and trucks (autonomous vehicles) could account for as much as 60 percent of US auto sales. That’s great! But autonomous vehicles are basically computers on wheels, and computers crash all the time. Besides that, computers get hacked every day. So...