Our Content Needs To Go On A Diet

Time to fight the bloat

Did you know that FOMO has been around since the 16th century?

Back in 1525, Erasmus, among many others, opined that due to the printing press, that there were just too many books to read — that one could never read all of the books out there in one’s lifetime. read more

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3 reasons augmented reality will change the game

Okay, call me a futurist but I am really excited about where augmented reality is headed. As with many things, the imagined applications of it are endless, but first it’s got to get over some initial hurdles. Some hurdles are with the tech, of course, but another is mass adoption. Not to be confused with virtual reality, which is the complete escape of normal reality into a synthetic fantasy world. Augmented reality is when phones or glasses add things to your actual environment like directional cues, information about a business, or pokemon to catch. read more

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How free-to-play video games make $2 billion

We all know that superbowl ads aren’t cheap. So picture this, I’m watching the super bowl, and an ad comes on for a mobile game app bearing the headline “Free to play”. I didn’t think much of it, until another “free-to-play” game app was advertised and my son told he me loves it. read more

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Feel Uncreative? Kill Your Feed.

It’s Called A Feed Because You Are Being Fed. Up That Is. 

Ever wonder why when you have a spare moment, no matter where you are, whether it’s waiting in line, at a stoplight at an intersection, or at the coffee shop, you pull out your phone and check your feed. For our purposes, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Facebook feed, a Twitter feed, a Snapchat feed, or News feed that you are subscribed to. read more

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3 Provocative Reasons Why Airpods Are A Huge Deal

You Think Apple Airpods Look Stupid? Join the Club. 

I have to say, the first time I saw someone wearing these I thought to myself, boy, that looks dumb. Of course, I was one of the same guys to say that Google Glass looked dumb. If you think about it, Google Glass and Apple Airpods have a lot in common. read more

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How To Boldly (Star) Trek Into An Awesome Future

Star Trek is Probably the Most Influential Cultural Artifact of Any Currently Living Generation

I wasn’t old enough to remember when, 50 years ago last week, Star Trek took to the airwaves for the very first time. Gene Roddenberry’s “Wagon Train to the Stars”, his “western, but in space”, showed his amazing knack for envisioning a really cool, optimistic future. read more

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Embrace Change, Don’t Fear It.

Don’t Fear, Embrace Change

I was recently at a conference with the Institute for the Future, where we discussed what the world is going to be like ten years out. I really enjoy these exercises as it lets my future focused brain really let loose on where I think we will be. There was a lot of great discussion on a lot of different topics, but it really struck me interesting the differences between those who felt the future would be an awful place, and those who felt that the future would be not so bad, and in fact, awesome. read more

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7 Reasons To Boycott The Listicle

Ok so this post really isn’t going to have 7 reasons to boycott the listicle, however I will talk about how and why the listicle is so popular. If you ask me, listicles are pure linkbait, and we should boycott them because, simply, they really do not contain any useful content. I would class the listicle as the reality programming of the internet. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. read more

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