Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy through to cloud computing and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. But the convergence of their disruptive forces is what will create real value and drive innovations.
Take blockchain and the sharing economy as an example. Bringing these two forces together can potentially disrupt established companies like Uber and Airbnb. The success of these companies is largely due to their ability to make use of existing assets people owned, that had been paid for, but from which new value could be [...]
DURHAM, N.C., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) announced today that it has entered into a joint venture partnership with Nordic IT Sourcing Association Venture Partners to develop and market the world’s most secure mobile phone. The partnership agreement specifies an initial 50-50 equity split, prior to expected third party investment (however, there can be no assurance of such investment). The joint venture is called JMPP Oy and will be domiciled in Helsinki, Finland. MGT is responsible for designing, engineering and testing a state of the art cell phone with privacy features that stay one step ahead of hackers and eavesdroppers. [...]
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We live in an age of self-delusion when it comes to our smart phones. They remind us of our appointments, remember the phone numbers of our contacts, and locate restaurants. They universally facilitate what used to be the boring or tedious aspects of our lives. As a result, we subconsciously turn our attention away from anything that might cause us voluntarily to restrict the use of these devices.
As a result, the ill-intentioned members of society have taken advantage of this situation to a degree that threatens the very survival if our way of life.
The level of self-delusion is astonishing. Variety Magazine, at the end of 2016 published a story about a grad student [...]
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