Breakthrough Technologies

7 Business Models for the Decade Ahead That You Need to Know About

Some of the most potent innovation taking place today does not involve breakthrough technologies… but rather the creation of fundamentally new business models. For most of history, these models were remarkably stable, dominated by a few key ideas, upgraded by a few major variations on these themes.  In the 1920s,

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Robots

The growing robotics market will impact your business sooner than you think. Let’s start with real live examples of deployment today.

  The robots are coming! For years, Hollywood has warned us about the rise of robots, especially those of the stone-cold killer variety. However, the reality is far more exciting and humanizing—robots are rapidly becoming our friends, colleagues, employees, and the basis of our workforce. Robotics venture investment grew 50%

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Insights

Successful leadership depends on how we manage paradoxes

These days, paradoxes abound—grit vs. grace, perform vs transform, speed vs. significance, critique vs. create, execute vs. engage, head vs. heart. And one that I’ve seen a lot of lately is self vs. system—which can be expressed simply as “I vs. we.” The good news is we don’t have to

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What's Next

10 Metatrends Shaping the Next Decade That You Need To Know About

Over the next decade, waves of  advance exponential tech advancements will stack atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Emerging from these waves are 20 “Metatrends,” likely to revolutionize entire industries (old and new), redefine tomorrow’s generation of businesses and contemporary challenges, and transform our lives

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Singularity University’s ebook, The Exponential Leader’s Guide to Achieving 10x Growth, is your blueprint for achieving 10x growth by developing the skills, approaches, and mindset of what we at Singularity University call an exponential leader

The Exponential Leader’s Guide to Achieving 10x Growth

Take moonshots and create abundance as an Exponential Leader. The only constant is change and the rate of change is increasing. Regardless of your organization’s size, sector, or industry, this guide can help you create a sense of urgency around innovation and add important new leadership competencies to spur innovation.

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Productivity Secrets of Elon Musk’s Mindset & Strategies and You Can Easily Apply Them Into Your Life For Additional Success

Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial success is a direct result of his mindset, strategies, and intelligence.     Having known Elon for 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to watch his meteoric rise into someone who is arguably the greatest entrepreneur of our age. In this blog, I’ll summarize what every exponential entrepreneur can learn and

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Management Be Seen

Actionable Management Plan – It’s Your Why Not the Where You Are

Everyone is trying to figure out the workplace these days. And it’s not about the where—it’s all about the why. For employees, it’s about community and opportunity—how they can be part of something bigger than themselves—and receive the coaching, mentoring, and sponsorship they need to advance. For organizations, it’s about

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Cybersecurity

New Cyberattacks: The Threat Is Real

High-profile hacks have shut down some big businesses. Is there any defense? The headlines alone can be nerve-racking. In March, a hack forced one of Australia’s biggest broadcasters off the air. Two weeks ago, a hack crippled a major US oil pipeline. And this week, a hack shut down operations

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Inspiration-Our-Aspiration

Making Inspiration Our Aspiration

I’ll never forget that first day of my first job out of college. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked through the door of the KPMG office in Los Angeles. But I looked the part—three-piece suit, shiny wingtips, and carrying that hard-sided brown leather briefcase. You know the

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CEO

Being CEO May Be Hazardous to Your Health

A new study says industry-wide turmoil can shave 18 months off a CEO’s life. Will more modern leaders handle stress better? It isn’t news that CEOs are under a lot of pressure. Even in less stressful times, they have to create successful strategies, energize thousands of employees, navigate investors, and

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Quantum Supremacy: What Now? Let’s Get You Up To Speed!

Imagine a computer that could crack the most sophisticated network in a mere few seconds. Perfectly model complex weather and biological systems. What could you do with such computational power? Invent new drugs? Create simulations of multiple universes? What about optimizing your investment portfolio? Now, breakthrough after breakthrough threatens to make

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The Questions to Ask Yourself for Extraordinary Goal-Setting

I can personally attest to its importance in my own professional life. I cannot overstate that it always has been and remains one of the first steps you take in your journey toward finding unparalleled success. My goal is to share the easy steps to write your goals down on

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The Large Benefits of Spring Cleaning your Thinking Process

Spring cleaning was a yearly ritual when I was growing up, replacing storm doors with screen doors, washing windows, cleaning out closets. It was the rite of passage to summer.As we marked start of spring this past weekend, we are hopefully on the precipice of this century’s rite of passage:

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The Science Behind Personality Tests and now there are DNA Personality Tests

In the documentary Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests, the discriminatory nature of a widely used tool is put under the microscope https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/mar/03/they-become-dangerous-tools-the-dark-side-of-personality-tests A few personality tests: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the world’s most well-known personality quiz, which categorizes everyone into 16 distinct types gleaned from four binaries: people are

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Create Your Own Personal User Manual And Share It With Your Team

A Personal User Manual helps others understand your history, leadership, and communication style, which helps your team and stakeholders to learn more about the real you; plus, you can always return any time to update it.   Communication Style: Direct and to the point I am known for: I am

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The entire social media marketing market will vanish, hard to believe as Google’s ad campaign revenue totaled $135 billion, while Facebook’s reached nearly $70 billion. Taken together, this is roughly 35% of all global advertising expenditures.

Today, just a few decades after the arrival of the internet, Google and Facebook together command more advertising dollars than all print media on the planet. In 2019, Google’s ad campaign revenue totaled $135 billion, while Facebook’s reached nearly $70 billion. Taken together, this is roughly 35% of all global

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Getting you up to speed for exponential change – Think BIG!

Highly successful people practice exponential thinking and you can too. Exponential business models aren’t designed to create a better company or product. They’re used to create a vastly different company or product. Think Amazon and Uber. Exponential technologies shape every aspect of our lives. These technologies include artificial intelligence (AI),

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A New Year’s resolution to help your team to flourish

The ripple of empathetic leadership that spread across organizations last year needs to become a tidal wave in 2021. Our mantra for the New Year—whether we lead a team of 5, 5,000 or 50,000—should be the relentless pursuit of providing opportunity, mentoring and sponsoring others. Opportunity is the gateway for

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Exponential growth is happening all around us, but it can be hard to see.

Given the restrictions of our linear thinking minds, it’s difficult for us to grasp how something that starts off deceptively small can… Double 10 times, resulting in 1,000x growth, and Double 30 times and get you to 1,000,000,000x growth. Part of overcoming this evolutionary bias is actively working to develop

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Privacy in the Age of Facial Recognition: Everything You Need to Know

Privacy in the Age of Facial Recognition: Everything You Need to Know Facial recognition is a biometric technology primarily used to identify an individual or verify their identity using their face. Facial recognition software can capture, analyse, and compare patterns based on a person’s facial features. The use of the

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Exponential technological advancements let’s get educated on the 20 “Metatrends” you can harness for your life and business

Over the next decade, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Welcome to a new era of runaway technological booms, and extraordinary abundance. Emerging from these waves are 20 “Metatrends,” likely to revolutionize entire industries (old and new), redefine

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You Move, What Should Be The Impact on Pay?

Remote workers fleeing to cheaper towns may see their pay cut. Why firms think this is necessary. Silicon Valley made Julia feel claustrophobic, and she didn’t like living far away from her elderly parents. So after moving back home to Austin because of the pandemic, she decided to stay there.

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Owning the Outcome

Early one morning, a couple of weeks ago, I had a phone conversation with a colleague that, frankly, I wasn’t proud of. As soon as I hung up, I realized what I’d done. When I called back a short while later to apologize, my colleague graciously told me, “You don’t need

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Learn about Exponential Medicine that is available today

There is a medical revolution happening right now. Where is quantified health heading? A growing array of technology sensors are becoming available:  Wearables:  Our wrist-based devices can now go well beyond steps, some fit on our fingers (‘Ringables’ like the Oura ring)  to measure heart rate and heart rate variability,

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Why Change is Hard . . . and Good

More than ever, innovation and change are the twin engines of growth, competitive advantage, and success in global business. Nevertheless, companies and organizations continue to struggle, often failing to inspire their people to embrace change or to help them develop innovative ideas. The path to transforming innovation from an aspirational

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Predictive Mapping with Artificial Intelligence Powerful Combination

Between 2005 and 2014, natural disasters have claimed the lives of over 700,000 people and resulted in total damage of more than US$1.4 trillion. During the past 50 years, the frequency of recorded natural disasters has surged nearly five-fold. And as wildfires grow increasingly untamable, wreaking havoc across regions like

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Let’s get educated on the future of transportation, it’s faster than autonomous vehicles and flying cars

What’s faster than autonomous vehicles and flying cars? Try Hyperloop, rocket travel and robotic avatars. Hyperloop is currently working towards 670 mph (1080 kph)passenger pods, capable of zipping us from Los Angeles to downtown Las Vegas in under 30 minutes. Rocket Travel (think SpaceX’s Starship) promises to deliver you almost

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Car Ownership is Changing

In 2018, for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles earned the dubious honor of being the most gridlocked metropolis in the world, where the average driver spends 2.5 working weeks per year trapped in traffic. And countless cities are close behind. For the average driver, dreams of being elevated above jammed freeways

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Multiplying Human Capital through the Power of Connectivity

We are about to massively increase the amount of Human Genius on planet Earth in two distinct ways. First, by identifying and connecting those geniuses that already exist, but lack access to the right tools (i.e. they are off the grid).  And second, by connecting the average human cortex to

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Hyperconnectivity and its Benefits

We’re about to connect 8 billion people on the planet, everywhere, all the time, at near zero cost. This is a future of gigabit connection speeds at the top of Mt. Everest or in the Gobi desert. Imagine downloading a feature-length movie in less time than it takes to read

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Future of Virtual Reality moving from deceptive to disruptive

In 2016, venture investments in VR exceeded US$800 million, while AR and MR received a total of $450 million. Just a year later, investments in AR and VR startups doubled to US$3.6 billion. And today, major players are bringing VR headsets to market that have the power to revolutionize the industry, as well

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Exponential Disruption and Its Future Impact On You

The average American meal travels 1,500-2,500 miles to get to your plate. Food… What we eat, and how we grow it, will be fundamentally transformed in the next decade. Already, vertical farming is projected to exceed a US$12 billion industry by mid-decade, surging at an astonishing 25 percent annual growth rate. Meanwhile, the food

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Let’s get you educated on the Sensors Explosion & the Rise of IoT

“Hey Google, how’s my health this morning?” “One moment,” says your digital assistant. It takes thirty seconds for the full diagnostic to run, as the system deploys dozens of sensors capturing gigabytes of data. Smart sensors in toothbrush and toilet, wearables in bedding and clothing, implantables inside your body—a mobile

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Let’s get you educated on the software infrastructure in computing and the impact on your business

The AR Cloud As AR hardware advances within its deceptive growth phase, the business opportunity for AR content creators is now—whether building virtual universes or digitizing our physical one. But to create multi-player games, social media communities, and messaging platforms linked to the same physical space, a centralized AR Cloud must

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How Augmented Reality (AR) will change your industry

Augmented Reality (AR) has already exceeded over 2,000 AR apps on over 1.4 billion active iOS devices. Even if on a rudimentary level, the technology is now permeating the consumer products space. And in just the next four years, the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts AR headset production will surge 141 percent each year,

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The Future is Faster Than You Think

3D printing is about to transform manufacturing as we know it, decimating waste, multiplying speed to market, and harnessing never-before-used materials. Already forecast to hit US$15.8 billion in value by 2020, additive manufacturing products and services are projected to more than double to $35.6 billion by 2024. Just five years from today. But

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How AR, AI, Sensors & Blockchain are Merging Into Web 3.0

How each of us sees the world is about to change dramatically… For all of human history, the experience of looking at the world was roughly the same for everyone. But boundaries between the digital and physical are beginning to fade. The world around us is gaining layer upon layer

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Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer

Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer to our every surrounding, transforming retail, manufacturing, education, tourism, real estate, and almost every major industry that holds up our economy today. Just last year, the global VR/AR market hit a value of $814.7 billion, and it is only expected

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Smart Technology and Integration, How It’s Changing Our Lives

Each week alone, an estimated 1.3 million people move into cities, driving urbanization on an unstoppable scale.  By 2040, about two-thirds of the world’s population will be concentrated in urban centers. Over the decades ahead, 90 percent of this urban population growth is predicted to flourish across Asia and Africa.

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Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of thin air.

That’s the promise of Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary oil economy. Mimicking what already occurs in nature, DAC essentially involves industrial photosynthesis, harnessing the power of the sun to draw carbon directly out of the atmosphere. This captured carbon can then be turned into

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AI-crowdsourcing platforms emerge, creating the next $100 billion corporations

The Challenge – Protein Folding and how AI-crowdsourcing solved this Biotech challenge. The machinery of biology is built from proteins, and a protein’s shape defines its function. One of the most challenging (and consequential) problems in modern medicine revolves around predicting the structure of proteins based on their amino acid

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20 Questions About Boards

I’ve been asked to share my Board Document. Always feel free to reach out or refer me to your colleagues, for a Board of Directors or strategic senior executive position. 1. What is a board of directors? A corporation, whether for-profit or nonprofit, is required to have a governing board

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Delivering an amazing life breakthrough in your intelligence

In the coming decade, we may soon begin connecting our brains to an AI. Elon Musk’s company Neuralink just announced groundbreaking progress on its “Brain-Computer Interface” (BCI) technology, striving towards a 2 gigabit-per-second wireless connection between a patient’s brain and the cloud in the next few years. Initial human trials

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Start to Ask WHO, not HOW for Successful Project Implementation

When most entrepreneurs (including me) face a challenge, our first reaction is to ask: “how do I solve this problem.” As an Executive Strategic Coach I teach a powerful management shortcut for success. Don’t ask “how.” Instead, ask “who.” This blog explores that concept. Feel free to contact me when you need a “who”

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Tokenizing the World with Blockchain

These five ideas convey an overriding truth. In our world of escalating change, the core principles of strategy have not only remained the same; they are now more important than ever for creating enduring success. In almost every industry you can think of, blockchain is poised to cut out middlemen,

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Future of Real Estate & Construction

These five ideas convey an overriding truth. In our world of escalating change, the core principles of strategy have not only remained the same; they are now more important than ever for creating enduring success. In the wake of the housing market collapse of 2008, one entrepreneur decided to dive

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Concentrate on what’s important – not what’s new

How to thrive in today’s dynamic world. Our only sustainable competitive advantage is our ability to learn faster than our competitors. In his 1997 Harvard Business Review article, “The Living Company” Arie de Geuss asserted that sustainable competitive advantage cannot be achieved through particular products or strategies. These are soon

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The Future of Entertainment. I think you’ll be surprised!

Twenty years ago, entertainment was dominated by a handful of producers and monolithic broadcasters, a near-impossible market to break into. Today, the industry is almost entirely dematerialized, while storytellers and storytelling mediums explode in number. And this is just the beginning. Netflix turned entertainment on its head practically overnight, shooting

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The Future of 3D Printing and How it’s Changing the World

3D printing (additive or augmented manufacturing) translates digital files into three-dimensional objects by layering material in a process known as additive manufacturing. Printheads release matter in precise orientations that can produce complex structures, ranging from jewelry to three-story homes. 250 Materials: Current 3D printers can produce functional part- and full-color

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A dramatic extension of the human healthspan is just over the horizon

Exploring the three R’s of Regenerative Medicine: Replenish: Stem Cells – The Regenerative Engine of The Body Replace: Organ Regeneration and Bioprinting Rejuvenate: Young Blood & Parabiosis Let’s dive in. Replenish: Stem Cells – The Regenerative Engine of the Body Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can transform into specialized

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The value of an MBA in today’s business

If so, why? Should you, your colleagues or your children go to graduate school? If not, what are your alternatives? Millions of young adults across the globe — and their parents and mentors — find themselves asking these questions every year. I have three children and each has earned their

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Training and Retooling a Dynamic Workforce Using AR and VR

As I often tell my clients, people generally remember only 10 percent of what we see, 20 percent of what we hear, and 30 percent of what we read…. But over a staggering 90 percent of what we do or experience. By introducing gamification, immersive testing activities, and visually rich

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Bringing artificial intelligence into your organization

The goal is to help you think about the specific benefits of artificial intelligence and the areas you can consider automating, in your organization or area of responsibility. Here are examples of successfully deployed artificial intelligence applications. When you need help reach out to me, my contact information is on

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Networked Vehicles Will Allow for Automated Megacities

Tomorrow’s cities are reshaping almost every industry imaginable, and birthing those we’ve never heard of. Riding an explosion of sensors, megacity AI ‘brains,’ high-speed networks, new materials and breakthrough green solutions, cities are quickly becoming versatile organisms, sustaining and responding to the livelihood patterns of millions. Over the next decade,

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Smart Cities that Interact with Your Big Data

Each week alone, an estimated 1.3 million people move into cities, driving urbanization on an unstoppable scale. By 2040, about two-thirds of the world’s population will be concentrated in urban centers. Over the decades ahead, 90 percent of this urban population growth is predicted to flourish across Asia and Africa.

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Next Data-Driven Healthtech Revolution System

Increasing your healthspan (i.e. making 100 years old the new 60) will depend to a large degree on artificial intelligence. Health Nucleus: Transforming ‘Sick Care’ to Healthcare Much of today’s healthcare system is actually sick care.  Most of us assume that we’re perfectly healthy, with nothing going on inside our

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AI Augments Healthcare and Longevity

When it comes to the future of healthcare, perhaps the only technology more powerful than CRISPR is Artificial Intelligence. Over the past five years, healthcare AI startups around the globe raised over $4.3 billion across 576 deals, topping all other industries in AI deal activity. During this same period, the

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DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL BRAND?

One of the most discussed topics in the place of work at the moment is personal branding. But then I have come to realized that many of you might not want to be associated with the term ‘brand’. The problem could be in the fact that word may seem strange

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The Responsibilities Being At The Executive Conference Table

Most of us are made men and women; what exactly do you mean by that? Well it means we are now senior executives, we have been recognized by both our colleagues and seniors to deserve us getting an invite to make contributions during meetings. However, the trouble is most of

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The Future of Work in the Age of Web 3.0

What is the future of work? Is our future one of ‘technological socialism’ (where technology is taking care of our needs)? Or is our future workplace completely virtualized, whereby we hang out at home in our PJ’s while walking about our VR Corporate HQ? This blog will look at the

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The Future of Blockchain… in a Digital Age

Governments are one of the last strongholds of an undigitized, linear sector of humanity, and they are falling behind fast. Apart from their struggle to keep up with private sector digitization, federal governments are in a crisis of trust.   At almost a 60-year low, only 19 percent of Americans

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Web 3.0 is Transforming Media & Retail

Converging exponential technologies will transform media, advertising and the retail world. The world we see, through our digitally enhanced eyes, will multiply and explode with intelligence, personalization and brilliance. This is the age of Web 3.0. Last week, I discussed the what and how of Web 3.0 (also known as

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Web 3.0 is coming, let’s get you ready for it

The boundaries between digital and physical space are disappearing at a breakneck pace. What was once static and boring is becoming dynamic and magical. For all of human history, looking at the world through our eyes was the same experience for everyone. Beyond the bounds of an over-active imagination, what

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Breakthrough Opens Door To $100 Ultrasound Machine

This a big breakthrough in MedTech. What it is: University of British Columbia engineers recently built a new ultrasound transducer that can lower the cost of ultrasound to under $100. The patent-pending sensor is smaller than most bandages and can be powered by a smartphone. Conventional ultrasounds operate using a piezoelectric

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Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room – A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.

Score one for the human brain. In a new study, computer scientists found that artificial intelligence systems fail a vision test a child could accomplish with ease. “It’s a clever and important study that reminds us that ‘deep learning’ isn’t really that deep,” said Gary Marcus, a neuroscientist at New

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