Archive for March, 2015

Burning Man for the Elite

“I really feel like Mike Judge has never been to Burning Man, which is Silicon Valley,” Mr. Musk said to a Re/Code reporter, while using a number of expletives to describe the festival. “If you haven’t been, you just don’t get it.” Executives partying and

New Media – Dave Pell

The most difficult part of the transition from old media to new is over. It was plenty bloody and there are still many open wounds to suture. But this is not the time to give up and it’s not the time to give in to

Exclusive: IBM looking at adopting bitcoin technology for major currencies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp is considering adopting the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the “blockchain,” to create a digital cash and payment system for major currencies, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read more from Reuters

AI: New challenges for the legal profession

The development of Artificial Intelligence, which is likely to speed up in the near future, will bring forth new and complex questions to which no legal system in the world has an answer. It is therefore necessary for the legal community to begin to consider

Is a higher education degree worth it?

College is usually worth it, but not always, it transpires. And what you study matters far more than where you study it. I agree that what you study matters more than where you study it. In my opinion education should be free — everyone deserves

Cars you can drive will eventually be outlawed – Elon Musk

Today, Musk noted that the hardest part of helping cars drive themselves is what happens when vehicles are traveling between 15 and 50 miles per hour. “That’s where you get a lot of unexpected things,” Musk said… Read more of Musk’s thoughts on The Verge

Buy Energy From Your Friends

The future grid could be like an “energy Internet” where the traditional hierarchies are overturned. Instead of a hub-and-spoke system of utilities to consumers, power and associated services will be transacted between individuals. Seems like simpler, cheaper solutions are emerging from this sharing economy. It’s

The Problem with Smart Homes

Like many of the coolest new technologies, sometimes the idea of a new product or concept is much better than the actual thing… This post has some good points I had never considered. What will happen if smart homes include equipment with lifespans that go

From Directors to Connectors

When asked about one of the main characteristics that leaders will need to have in the Disruption Economy, Gerd Leonhard, likes to answer: “They should evolve from directors to connectors”. A “connecting leader” gives their team time and space to collaborate. That way everyone has

Top 12 threats to humanity

Earlier this month researchers at the Global Challenges Foundation released a thorough and unsettling look at what threatens human civilization. To give you an idea of the types of items that truly threaten us: number 1 on the list is A.I. and number 12 is Bad