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 [...]
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 [...]
DURHAM, N.C., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) announced today that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Nordic IT Sourcing Association to develop a truly secure mobile phone. The letter of intent is expected to lead to a definitive contract whereby MGT would be responsible for designing, testing and assembling a state of the art cell phone with privacy features that stay one step ahead of hackers and eavesdroppers. The base phone will be procured as an OEM model using the Android operating system, and then modified using the skills of MGT’s cybersecurity team. The definitive agreement will be predicated on minimum [...]
Much like Apple killed its own iPod, entrepreneurs need to figure out what’s disrupting their businesses — and then get in front of it.
That’s what Jordan Zimmerman, founder and chairman of Zimmerman Advertising, did. He realized early on that the advertising space was changing. In this edition of AskJZ, he talks about how he moved to change first.
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