The Surveillance Economy

Who doesn’t use technology these days?  How tempting is it for companies, extracting a huge array of data from people to do something with it and monetize from it?

We live in that technological era where a typical user of technology does not necessarily realizes how much information is being tracked and used for monetary purposes.

This reminds me again of that interview by Brian Solis titled Our Digital Society in the Next 30 Years, which also has some interesting thoughts to ponder in regards to social media and the internet.

This podcast episode brings a lot of insights about technology, the use of it and tech companies and what they do with information.

Detailed info here.

What is quantum computing?

I was listening to a podcast episode by Kevin Rose where he mentions at the end Quantum Computing and so I found out more about it.

Quantum computers are incredibly powerful machines that take a new approach to processing information. Built on the principles of quantum mechanics, they exploit complex and fascinating laws of nature that are always there, but usually remain hidden from view. By harnessing such natural behavior, quantum computing can run new types of algorithms to process information more holistically. They may one day lead to revolutionary breakthroughs in materials and drug discovery, the optimization of complex manmade systems, and artificial intelligence. We expect them to open doors that we once thought would remain locked indefinitely. Acquaint yourself with the strange and exciting world of quantum computing.

I’ll have to explore more about this, so here is the link where I got this from.

Create Something of Value

Isn’t this the real truth? …

we say we are planning, we are prepping, we are raising money. We are trying for a bigger market. …What’s wrong with the small market?! … Can you create something of value for 3 people? Can you create something of value for 9 people?

Pyramid of Wealth

This is one of those video ads on YouTube that kept popping up.  I actually bought that one series of videos a while ago called the 67 Steps, which was pretty good and the fact that I bumped into it again is a sign that I should go back and review some info there.