Worried about how to digitally transform while you perform? Wondering how to
change the tires while going 60 mph? Are you preparing your team for their
digital journey? (It’s not a destination.) Are you trying to figure out how
to transform yourself (or your company) into a digital powerhouse in Internet
time? All of the above?
The phrase “digital transformation” is so overused that it may be on the
brink of its own transformation from a business imperative to a hackneyed
refrain. Clichés aside, digital transformation is a business imperative and
time is the enemy. So, let’s have a look at seven brain-busting steps that
will enable you to create value in your organization through digital
Digital transformation requires two kinds of awareness: self-awareness and
Self-awareness: You must honestly evaluate your pe... (more)
The “willing suspension of disbelief” is the idea that the audience
(readers, viewers, content consumers) is willing to suspend judgment about
the implausibility of the narrative for the quality of the audience’s own
enjoyment. We do it all the time. Two-dimensional video on our screens is
smaller than life and flat and not in real time, but we ignore those facts
and immerse ourselves in the stories as if they were real.
We have also learned the “conventions” of each medium. While we watch a
movie or a video, we don’t yell to the characters on the screen “Duck!”
or “Look out!” w... (more)
Opining about the future of AI at the recent Brilliant Minds event at
Symposium Stockholm, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt rejected warnings
from Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking about the dangers of AI, saying, “In the
case of Stephen Hawking, although a brilliant man, he’s not a computer
scientist. Elon is also a brilliant man, though he too is a physicist, not a
This absurd dismissal of Musk and Hawking was in response to an absurd
question about “the possibility of an artificial superintelligence trying
to destroy mankind in the near future.” Schmid... (more)
Apple iPhone 7: Are You F#$king Kidding Me?
Let me get right to the point. The new iPhone 7 is a fantastic, awesome,
incredible, spectacular iteration of the iPhone 6. Great processor (a
quad-core, 64-bit A10 Fusion), outstanding rear-facing camera (12 MP), a new
wireless chip (W1) to facilitate Bluetooth connectivity, iOS 10, a
pressure-sensitive home button, and taptic feedback. Oh, yeah, there’s one
more thing …
There’s no headphone jack.
Calm down, fanpeople – I’m going to make my case.
It would have been fine to replace the 3.5 mm jack with an additional
lightning port. If... (more)
Apple CarPlay lets your car display a familiar, iOS-like interface. So too
with Android Auto and its Google Now-ish display. But your new car has a
built-in set of similar features that are ergonomically and technologically
integrated. Should you plug your smartphone into the Apple CarPlay or Android
Auto USB port and connect it to your car’s infotainment system, or just
car-mount your smartphone, plug it into a charger and use it separately?
I recently picked up my new car, which features a very high-tech, dual-screen
multimedia interface. I was forced to purchase the top-of-the-... (more)