If humanity wants to continue, it has to shoot for the stars. The future, if we have one, is indeed a Star Trek, my friends. But it is also people like Leonard Nimoy -- artists, optimists, dreamers and thinkers. The people who will one day really take us to the stars.
From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hyper-connected environment.
This is what democracy looks like. That's not something I thought I'd ever say about the bureaucrats at the Federal Communications Commission. After years of cronyism, corruption and cowardice, Thursday's vote for strong Net Neutrality rules at the FCC is unexpected if not unprecedented.
He loves how the companies he works with helps him solve interesting problems that impact the lives of millions of people.
Leave it to Washington, D.C., to hand Americans what is probably the greatest consumer victory from that town in a decade and then fail to show them the actual rules. There's no question that the FCC made history. The issue is how big of a win is it.
While there are some reasons for optimism, a looming renewed threat comes from those who failed to get SOPA legislation passed three years ago.
Technology has changed, the buyer and the buyer's journey has changed, the marketing funnel is no longer deterministic and all of this disruption is challenging chief technologists, sales leaders and marketing executives like never before.
It strongly appears that humans' brains have yet to evolve enough to be fully able to deal with today's very different world of data and information about everybody and everything.
Cyberterrorism is on the upswing and algorithmic terrorism is the next iteration. So much of our economy is underpinned by electronic trading that protecting the markets is paramount.
As more people began to experiment with Glass, one could sense a shift in opinion about Glass and the criticisms were growing louder. I had seen the signs, and now my worst fears were being realized.
All the above considerations can lead to a great product, but in order to have a truly outstanding one, one needs to put something extra into it. And that is the human element in the form of a philosophy.
It may look like the new Apple Watch or one of the 'Activity Tracker' systems for your wrist, nicely designed and in-style for a day-to-day use.
Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.
Every day, I learn so much about the world through the eyes of my children. My boys are 15 and nine and, like so many kids their age; they are significantly more fluent with technology and social media than I ever will be.
There's no escaping the fact that drones, like a lot of technology now in the mainstream, have trickled down from their military origins. But there are a few things about drones that are extremely exciting -- and controversial.
Anything that's in the category of 'the eye of the beholder' is intriguing. Beauty, truth, wisdom, color -- all subjective to each individual. We're experiencing an individual phenomenon, collectively, in real-time. No one's right. Everyone's right, even if they disagree. WOW, that's unusual.
Overall, there is still a requirement for traditional journalism and original reporting because all three of these websites report the news but don't do a lot of the original fact finding and investigation like traditional media sources do.