Here's what Apple announced this morning from the Steve Jobs Theater.
We already live in a world where you can press a button and request a self-driving car, what will really change when fleet cars are autonomous?
An ICO is similar to an IPO (initial public offering) in that it offers a certain amount of ownership in a company to the public. In an IPO, a share of stock represents fractional ownership of a corporation. In an ICO, a crypto coin represents a percentage of ownership in pretty much any business endeavor offered by pretty much anyone. This lack of regulation and oversight allows for quick growth, pivots, and innovation but it also comes with a brand-new risk profile – which is both exciting and terrifying!
Proponents of the technology tout its convenience and the idea that you never have to remember your wallet or a password, ever again. While they are technically correct, chipping people invokes a train of thought that quickly descends to the darkest of places.
At its Unpacked event in New York City this morning, Samsung unveiled the all-singing, all-dancing Galaxy Note8, complete with all the bells and whistles to make it the best smartphone the world has ever seen… until the next big smartphone release, of course.