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Amy Webb - Founder, the Future Today Institute
Amy's book on how to predict tech trends: The Signals Are Talking
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday Nov 28th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Veronica Belmont and Amy Webb|
|Facebook Express WiFi has launched in India, allowing businesses to share WiFi with the public for a free. |
Sling TV announced a beta version of a cloud DVR for it’s Internet TV service will arrive in December.
And AT&T announced more details about its Internet TV service called DirecTV Now. No 4k, Up to 2 Streams, Doesn’t have Premium Sports.
$35/ 60+ Little a Little
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$60/100 + Go Big
$70/120 + Gotta Have it
Now here are some more top stories.
|t||CNN announced Monday that it has acquired Beme, a short video app from YouTube creator Casey Neistat. Beme will shut down and Neistat will create a new project as a separate company under CNN Neistat announced the end of his daily video blog last week.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/28/13762792/cnn-beme-shut-down-casey-neistat-new-startup|
|v||Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimates Amazon has sold 5.1 million Amazon Echo speakers since its debut to Prime subscribers in fall 2014. The Echo was made generally available in June 2015. CIRP estimates 2 million units were sold in the first nine months of 2016. The Echo Dot and Echo Tap accounted for at least a third of the sales in the past six months. Customers use it mostly as an audio speaker with about a third using it for information and just more than 10 percent using it to control connected devices.||http://www.geekwire.com/2016/amazon-echo-sales-reach-5m-two-years-research-firm-says-google-competitor-enters-market/|
|t||Attackers infected a quarter of systems involved in email and fare processing for San Francisco's Muni Metro light rail system last week. Terminals displayed the message “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted” on their screens. Muni shut down all fare systems and allowed customers to ride free Friday evening and all day Saturday. Backups were not affected though some data may have been lost for a couple days. Fare systems were restored Sunday and service was never disrupted. The attackers told Motherboard they will release 30 GB of data stolen from the SFMTA unless they receive a payment. Motherboard did not receive proof the attacking group has the stolen data.||http://motherboard.vice.com/read/san-fran-subway-hackers-now-threaten-to-publicly-dump-data?|
|v||The Wall Street Journal says suppliers say Apple has asked them to “increase output of thinner organic light emitting displays and submit prototype screens with better resolution than ones from Samsung.” Such screens could be used for a curved display. Apple usually works on several prototypes at once, so this may or may not end up as a final design.||http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/11/28/13763072/apple-iphone-2017-rumor-speculation-lineup|
|t||Scientists at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory developed a deep-learning algorithm to create video simulating the future of a still image. The algorithm viewed two million videos. One neural network was trained to generate 1-2 seconds of video based on the still. Another network was trained to recognize fakes. Over time the generator learned to fool the other neural network. Human subjects deemed generated videos realistic 20% more often than baseline. The research could add animation, detect anomalies in security footage or compress data for storage.||http://www.pcmag.com/news/349890/mit-ai-looks-at-still-images-predicts-what-will-happen-next|
|v||Elon Musk posted on Twitter that new Model S owners will receive the Enhanced Autopilot update in about three weeks. Features will be rolled out incrementally on a monthly basis. Tesla says it wants cars to be capable of full autonomy by the end of 2017.||https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/28/tesla-enhanced-autopilot-due-in-mid-december/|
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|The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s by Amy Webb– December 6, 2016||http://amzn.to/2fFfmpj|
|Future Today Institute||http://futuretodayinstitute.com/|
|- How will a technology—like artificial intelligence, machine learning, self-driving cars, biohacking, bots, and the Internet of Things—affect us personally? |
- How will it impact our businesses and workplaces?
- How will it eventually change the way we live, work, play, and think—and how should we prepare for it now?
|1. It’s really important to identify the fringe, and most people don’t know where to look. They also don’t look as broadly as they should. Example: if you want to seek info on the future of genetic editing, you’d also need to look at agriculture… our relationship with China… black hat hackers’ relationships with organized crime… etc. Fringe doesn’t necessarily mean bad. At one point, anesthesia was a “fringe” science — anesthesiologists are now the highest-paid doctors in the U.S. A lot of people are hacking their bodies without realizing it, even today. |
2. People often mistake things that are trendy for trends. Example: all those Uber for X companies. Also, flying cars!!!
3. Timing the trajectory of a technology or trend is difficult. You can’t just follow Gartner’s hype cycle s-curve. It’s more analogous to Waze or your GPS, which continually changes your ETA depending on a lot of variables.
There is no definitive answer to “what’s the future of X." This is another difficult thing for people to understand… we cannot know exactly what the future holds, which is why is so incredibly important that we continually forecast in the present.
|Pick of the day:|
|Marlon the Guy from Trinidad wrote us that a couple weeks back, the BBC released the Android and iOS app "Attenborough's Story of Life" and Marlon thinks it is fantastic. He says, "You get access to over 1000 clips from his various shows and in the app you can assemble the clips to create your own mini documentary, Plus there are Easter eggs of hidden clips of Sir David to find. I got one funnily enough after adding a few bird clips into my collection, The only downside is that all the video is streamed so you should use it on Wifi and I would have loved chromecast support, but those minor complaints fade away as soon as you see the beautiful footage and hear that iconic voice. Highly recommended .||https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/16/attenboroughs-story-of-life-app/|
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