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Shelly Palmer and Mario Götze
I was honored to be asked to do the opening keynote at Block Im Park (Block in the Park) at Frankfurt's Deutsche Bank Park this past week. Hosted by Eintracht Frankfurt, it was an extraordinarily diverse gathering of business and tech professionals focused on innovation. Continue Reading →

Deepfakeout

Bruce Willis sold the rights to his deepfake self to a firm called Deepcake. From now on, when you want a de-aged version of Bruce to appear in your project, they are the people to see. Continue Reading →
Christie's, the 256-year-old British auction house, has launched its own NFT marketplace on Ethereum dubbed "Christie's 3.0." The new auction platform is fully automated and smart contract-driven from end-to-end. Said differently, Christie's 3.0 is "inspired by" (knocked off from) platforms like OpenSea and Sorare. Continue Reading →
Mixed Reality
When someone says "the metaverse," what do they mean? At the moment, the observable metaverse is a continuum that spans experiences from virtual reality (VR) through mixed reality (MR) to augmented reality (AR). The experiences are different, but some of the most successful metaverse projects share many common creative and technological attributes. What are they? To help figure it out, we've been developing a framework we call the Standard Model of the Metaverse. Continue Reading →

Breaking the “TV” Law

The founders of Taiv had an idea: What if a sports bar owner could make an extra $500 every month by using technology to replace the commercials in TV broadcasts with commercials they sold themselves? It is an awesome idea. It is also a blatant theft of services. Continue Reading →
When trying to predict the future success of any technology, one of the oldest (and best) tricks of the trade is to follow the interests and participation of key engineering talent. The strategy is simple; if a technology attracts the best engineers, they are going to create the best hardware and software for it, and its likelihood of success greatly increases. While not a foolproof strategy, it's easy to understand and relatively easy to execute. Continue Reading →

Are you ready for networked TV?

With the debut of Thursday Night Football on Amazon last week, we passed by a major milestone on our journey from network to networked TV. Amazon enjoyed a record number of Prime signups (the actual number has not been disclosed), and they got their products and services in front of a gigantic audience. It was a big win for Amazon. Continue Reading →

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