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Synthetic media, sometimes referred to as "deepfake" technology, is the use of AI and machine learning to generate realistic, digital media such as images, videos, and audio. This technology is already revolutionizing the creative process as both artists and artisans conscript AI-coworkers for production assistance. But in the coming months, we are likely to see this technology evolve into Generative Synthetic Media (GSM) which we will define (for this essay) as data-driven synthetic media (created in near real time and surfaced in place of traditional media). When fully achieved, GSM will revolutionize human communication. This is a bold claim, so it requires bold evidence. Let's review. Continue Reading →

CES 2023 Day 2

I'm putting together a rather extensive list of things that got my attention at CES®. In the meantime, I was reintroduced to a marriage-saving technology that I was challenged to try: The Motion Pillow. Continue Reading →

CES 2023 Pre-Show News Day

CES 2023
The booths and exhibits at CES 2023 are still under construction, but I've been walking the show floor for the past two days and talking to product managers while my team has attended official press conferences. Many of the most exciting announcements are under embargo until the show officially opens tonight, but here are a few interesting items with far-reaching implications. Continue Reading →

CES 2023 Pre-Show News

Greetings from Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. CES® 2023 begins this week, and Las Vegas is starting to get busy. I walked the show floor (all of it) yesterday afternoon, and you can call it the "New CES." Continue Reading →

Heading to CES 2023

Greetings from Terminal 4 at JFK. I'm so excited to be heading off to CES 2023 this morning. Our tech briefings and floor tours are completely sold out (customized online versions are still available and start the week after the show), but this week is all about being live and in-person in Sin City! Continue Reading →
Midjourney - boy looking towards the future
I have two slides at the end of most of my presentations. One is my investible theses for the upcoming year and the other is stuff that has my attention. As we head into 2023, I thought it might be fun to look at a deck from 2018 and see if I got any of it right five years ago. I'll let you be the judge. Continue Reading →

The Top 10 Stories of 2022

Top 10
As 2022 winds down, I thought it would be fun to review the 10 most popular stories by page views on shellypalmer.com. Obviously, 2022 was a transitional year for crypto, the world of decentralized finance, Web3 and the metaverse. It was also "the" year of AI. These stories reflect those trends, although some of the topics may surprise you. Continue Reading →

SBF Thoughts

Some people are using SBF's alleged crimes to indict the crypto industry writ large. It's easy to understand why. FTX was unregulated (because the government hadn't yet figured out how to regulate it), and this lack of regulation allowed SBF to do pretty much whatever he wanted; apparently, he had some very creative ideas about how to use other people's money. Continue Reading →
Digital identification is one of the most interesting Web3 use cases, and many consider the concept central to the evolution of Web3. In theory, each of us would have a non-transferable token known as a self-sovereign ID (SSI) or a decentralized ID (DID). These smart contracts would allow us to control our data destiny, deciding for ourselves what data we wished to share with others. Continue Reading →

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