I think we’ve entered The Exponential Age: an era where the digital and physical paths finally converge and everything is disrupted- for good.- Raoul Pal in realvision.com
Our brains are programmed to think linearly, and that’s the main reason we have so much difficulty picturing the exponential growth concept.
However, we can grab the example of Kodak to understand more straightforwardly the difference between linear and exponential phenomenon.
Kodak created the first digital camera in 1975. Yet, the company quit developing such innovative creations because it didn’t want to damage its monopoly in the photographic film business.
At that time…
Blessed are the meek, for they will possess the earth.(Matthew 5:5)
We want to believe life is going well, the economy is working smoothly until it doesn’t. Housing prices are going to the roof, cars are getting pricy, the stock market is at all times high, and the party goes on.
On the other hand, tech devices, clothes, and services are getting cheaper (especially online).
If technology is causing a deflationary movement, why are certain things getting more and more expensive?
It seems we have two worlds colliding with…
It’s the right thing to do. It’s time to reinvent capitalism post-coronavirus.- Doug McMillon, Walmart’s CEO
For most people, money history is a boring theme.
So rest assured, I won’t bother you with storytelling on how a native from a remote island exchanged goods with his neighbor.
Halfway there, you’d been asleep, anyway.
I will shorten the path and explain to you, in four points, how the world will turn upside down its entire monetary system.
If you know how to be on the right side, you’ll benefit first.
England needed money to defeat the French. In 1694 the British…
Have you ever watched the movie Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg?
Prepare yourself because this article will talk about strange concepts, virtual themes, digital ideas, and basically, how the future is being designed.
I’m 45 years old and I spend half of my life playing a strategy soccer game called Football Manager. Yet the digital world belongs to GenZ and there are currently 68 million citizens between 6 and 24 years old in the United States alone.
This generation of young kids is the first one born into a full digital era. We can add here also GenY, that…
As I keep writing about the blockchain and Bitcoin, I receive messages from readers saying emotional things about my thoughts. Some of them even call me offensive names.
I know this is a very emotional topic. Money turns people a little crueler when they discuss macroeconomic theories. And I’ve been bombed with some aggressive responses from some of my followers.
Yet, I read all my comments because I want to know what people think about my thoughts. I’m not always right, and for sure, I’m not a financial guru. Yet, even gurus make wrong assumptions about the future. …
Facebook’s Novi digital wallet is already prepared to be launch into the massive social network market.
However, an app to serve as many people as possible who are left behind by the current system has to ensure that all compliance systems are in place.
Novi digital wallet also has to make sure that customer service is set up to help people if customers encounter specific issues.
Long-time trust is something challenging to achieve in these kinds of projects.
Apple is “hereby permanently restrained and enjoined from prohibiting developers from including in their apps and their metadata buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to in-app purchasing,” Gonzalez Rogers wrote in her ruling.- decrypt.co
The story goes that the Epic Games version of Fortnite wanted to update the iOS version to add the ability to purchase in-game currency (V-Bucks) directly from Epic.
That violated Apple’s developer terms, and Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store.
I live in a small city with 50,000 people.
This month I reached 40,000 reads. So, I could imagine almost all citizens from Leiria, Portugal, reading some of the stuff I’ve been sharing on Medium dot com.
40,000 souls passing their eyes on words I’ve written is not a bad feeling.
Although it will be better when 400,000 people read intensively what I have to say.
And if you think a non-native middle-class male from a small country near Spain can’t reach almost half a million people, just keep following me, and we’ll talk a few years from now.
There are days in your life that take years to pass.
One of those days was when my mother was diagnosed with a condition called Cerebellar Atrophy. I was 18 years old, and together with my father, we learned that we would have to spend the rest of our lives taking care of my mother on that hard spring day.
My father passed away in 2017, so now it’s my sister and me who take care daily of a person who became a source of inspiration through her resilience, strength, and fighting spirit — my mother.
That’s what life is…
Most people believe that anger can be relieved by “letting it out” — perhaps by punching something or screaming loudly. Scientific research, however, has shown that this approach tends to leave people feeling more angry, not less (Bushman, 2002).- opentextbc.ca
Can we rely on common sense? Can we have future social structures that rely on morality?
In 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology, psychologist Scott Lilienfeld and colleagues discuss several widely held common sense beliefs about human behavior that scientific research has shown to be incorrect (Lilienfeld, Lynn, Ruscio, & Beyerstein, 2010). Here is a shortlist: