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At a dinner party the other night, a very accomplished business person told a story about how he and his wife were certain that their devices were listening to their conversations. “I was talking to my wife about a pair of designer shoes that she wanted to purchase, and not 10 minutes later while she was doing some online research for work, she saw an ad for that exact pair of shoes. She hadn’t searched for the shoes; the ad just appeared. Clearly, our computers or our phones are listening.” Some people nodded in agreement, and others began to chime in. Continue Reading →
Today, I wanted to stay focused on tech and Web3, but I'm a father of three and I have three beautiful grandchildren (with one more on the way). I could barely hold back my tears as I watched the parents, grandparents, and loved ones of the dead trying to process the senseless, violent deaths of their babies. They are us. This can happen to any family in America. It is not OK. Continue Reading →

You’re Invited

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2022 Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit, streaming on YouTube Live, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. ET. Continue Reading →

Snap to Partner with Parents

Like all social media platforms, Snap has had its share of mishaps with privacy and security. However, during an interview at WSJ Tech Live, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said, “We haven’t announced the name of this product yet, but we basically have a family center so that young people and their parents can use Snapchat together.” Continue Reading →

Stick it in your ear!

Apple is studying ways to make AirPods into a health device, including for enhancing hearing, reading body temperature and monitoring posture, according to a new report. Continue Reading →
Want a real education? Back up your own data. That's the lesson students and faculty at New Zealand's Victoria University of Wellington learned last week when the IT staff did some routine maintenance. The result: a factory reset of every PC connected to its network and a university of PCs with empty desktop folders and C: drives. Oops! Continue Reading →

Human/Machine Partnerships

Humans that fuse with machines will become telekinetics. They will be able to be in two places at once. They will be able to “feel” physical objects that are half a world away. They will have thousands of times the strength of purely organic humans. They will not be limited to one physical manifestation of their existence. They will have powers usually reserved for mythological superheroes – what will they do with them? Continue Reading →

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