A Rare Einstein Thought I Hope Never Comes True

Over the past few weeks I have watched how technology and its applications can impact the lives of bedridden patients in the most profound ways. I have seen a hospital bed that reacts to patients’ vital signs so that there is no need to hook them up with cords to beeping, buzzing monitors. Heart rate…respiration…

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Not Digital…Not Mobile…People First!

Is there a difference between Disruption and Transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I’d say “business model,” but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people’s lives for the good? For example…we talk about Uber disrupting the “Get a Taxi” model –…

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Uber or?

Uber Alles? Or Uber Lame-O? Some think that Uber is the ultimate disrupter. A poster child for the digital age. Turning old, tired models upside down and bouncing them on their heads before throwing them away. And at a valuation of $18.2 billion US…after a money raise (big by start-up standards) of $1.5 billion US…

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LEGO…Putting the Pieces Together

Have you seen The Lego Movie? Chances are – almost wherever you live in the world – if you have kids, you saw it – or will. The Lego Movie – a 90-minute, unabashedly unself-conscious “serious” movie that all ages seem to enjoy – Rotten Tomatoes rating of 96%! — “Boasting beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute…

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Beware of Geeks…

The Iliad and The Odyssey. Recently I was asked what young creative types should study in order to be successful in today’s digital-centric world. Other panelists suggested that they concentrate on “digitally interactive experiential snackable content development linked to social network interaction…” you get the Digibabble point. My answer was read The Iliad and The…

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“To be, or not to be…”

“To be, or not to be…” What the hell kind of question is that? Poor sentence structure–not clear…to be what?…or not to be what? No one talks that way, Will! Write it over or you will never get anywhere…don’t worry, we will help you develop it the right way…. Imagine that William Shakespeare had to…

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I Had a Dream

I HAD A DREAM… And then I woke up… Saw the news… Terrorism; hatred; violence… So called “militants” who are really just criminals; so called “militants” who are really just terrorists; so called freedom fighters who don’t really believe in freedom; rights advocates who believe only in their own rights; God being used by many…

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Viral and Values

It went viral. Was talked about – everywhere. Made headlines the world over. Has already generated millions upon millions upon millions of results on Bing and Google. Hundreds of thousands of people “Like” it and more importantly, hundreds of thousands have already shared it. And there are no cute little kittens, goofy dances or dancers,…

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Castles in the Cloud

Have you been lost more than usual the past week or so? Have you turned right when you should have gone left; found yourself on the wrong side of the road or in general wondered where the hell you were? If so, chances are you have the new Apple iPhone 5 and have used its…

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Skout

Skout. Have you heard about it? It’s a flirting site – a new twist in social networking that even uses GPS to show others where you are. Three child rapes have been credited to Skout. That is, three children have been raped by predators who used Skout to scout…. Truth is, Skout began as an…

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Digital Natives

Digital Natives. No doubt you have heard the term. I kind of imagine pixelated caricatures dressed in feathers and palm fronds – who were downloaded rather than born and who were recharged rather than nursed. Or worse, the Natives, as seen in Gangs of New York, and we know what they did to the immigrants…….

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The Little Transistor Radio

 The little Transistor Radio crackled to life. It was shaped like a brick, encased in a hard leather shell and was precious to me. I was about 7 years old – and this was my prized possession – given to me by a family friend. Imagine you had the very first iPad and no…

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Room Temperature

Let’s discuss some of the new key concepts of the ever-changing Digital world we live in. In fact these leading-edge ideas are the subject of talks, panels, analyst papers, even whole conferences. More – you are nowhere if you can’t posture and pontificate about the leading edge. So here goes: The Social effect on marketing….

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More on Insight

More on Insight. Our senses are not uni-dimensional.

Posit this: the 4th dimension is the world of our senses. The place where sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch combine in neural ways. That is what separates experience from computer simulation – no matter how good.

Think on it.

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The Future

DVD. Beta. 8 Track. Cassette tapes. LP’s. 45s. Phonograph Records. Relics of time passed…

Stella’s. Papyrus rolls. Parchment scrolls. Illuminated manuscripts. Relics of an even more ancient time.

Books. Wait a minute…books?

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