Diary of a Madman, Page 52
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I. STEM Analyses
- 10,000 Hours with Claude Shannon: How a Genius Thinks, Works & Lives [Jimmy Soni]: I bought their book, highly recommend.
- Step Aside Artificial Intelligence, Here’s Biologic Intelligence [asmag]: yours truly featured in an industry publication while Google stumbles around in the dark.
- Equation for ICOs Expected Funding Level [Sean Everett]: formula for predicting the amount of money you’ll raise through your ICO.
- Infographic: How to Win Friends & Influence People [Jackie Blum]: Dale Carnegie’s classic, now simplified into emoticon form.
- State of Tech Hiring in 2017 [Jason Shen]: does it jive with your thoughts?
- Interview with Engineer & Entrepreneur Stephanie Hurlbut [Danielle Newnham]: we like that our friend is getting a little more media love.
- Nobody Cares About Your Amazon Alexa Skill [Jess Thornhill]: is voice really the future?
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II. Dear Diary
A few things knocking around inside my head this week:
- Veganism = reduction in CO2 = reduction in global temperatures = saving coral reefs = saves foundation of life on Earth
- Raising capital through traditional investors is 5x harder than ICOs for the same amount of money
- Coinbase can’t be trusted (even when they talk to Chase bank)
- 3rd asteroid in a year coming close to Earth
- Emerging tech and science could be a species-saver but the world cares more about entertainment escapism and cash flow today
- Beauty matters in products because humans are visual creatures (nobody values how hard it was to create or how it works, only how it makes them feel)
- Robotics is years away because people can’t see past deep learning or wired remote controls
- Your opinion and facts matter differently depending on the company you work for
- Claude Shannon is an unknown genius because he chose to be
- You can commercialize NASA technology and create entirely new startups. There’s an app for that.
- Companies will always, always pay for marketing and sales because that’s how they make money
- Camping can kill your back, but the forest is worth it
III. Emerging Tech
More proof of the 12 Tech Theses of the 2030s:
- Cryptocurrency: a big fund is looking for traders and analysts. More smoke predicting China’s move to cryptocurrency. Fashion gets into the game with this gig. The market caps are economically accurate. Need standard legal docs for ICOs. Biggest problem is getting hacked (from our friend Jen). Token Filings listing.
- Throwback: The Human Machine short.
- Marketing: retail startup pricing strategy.
- AI: general intelligence at the edge using low-power chips is what PROME stands for. The connectome as a controller is real. StoryApp, 5 years later, lets you talk to the deceased. Deep learning doesn’t cut it and Google’s DeepMind is stumbling in the dark. Meanwhile the deep learning rut is real.
- Government: what it’s like in their secretive startups.
- Space: space shoes are real.
- Energy: personal nuclear power stations?
- Robotics: Disney Avatar facial machinery astounds.
- Biohacking: wetware starts as wearable electronic skin.
- Wetware: self-healing 3D printed gel.
- Startup: $1M seed, $5M A, $10M B, funding on average. $3 Trillion in market cap for the top 5 companies (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Alphabet).
- Music: make your life, and work, feel like this.
- Video: Netflix has 94M paid subs. Behind the scenes at an interactive shoot.
- China: others starting to recognize that they’re innovating faster than the US. F500 Global List: 132 US Companies (26%), 109 Chinese Companies (22%).
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