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The founders of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz have invested successfully in just about every significant startup you can think of. And when they talk, I listen. Now they have put up a list of 16 major tech trends they are watching, or as they say: We don’t invest in themes; we invest in […]
In this slidedeck by Brian Solis (Altimeter) 25 technology driven trends are presented. You will recognize some of the stuff in there from the last months of 2014 (like Blockchains), but Solis listed the trends that will evole troughtout 2015 and 2016. Topics include cyber security, mobile payments, drones, bitcoin, social media, digital, omnichannel, attribution, customer XP, music […]
It’s about connectivity at this years CES 2015. The internet of things (internet of everything) is connecting the internet to a whole range of things from guns to pets. The biggest trends at CES are smart homes, connected cars, wearables and TV’s. But although it might not look like it, CES is more than just […]
Technology has become a inseparable part of life. This is not something specific for digital technology, but this goes back to the stone age. From stone-axes to smartphones, technology has always been an extension of the human. Yet, despite the our relationship with technology, most of us are still relatively unaware of how new technologies are introduced, accepted […]
Scrolling on Twitter, I came across a presentation called the Future of Ownership. This slidedeck tracks and traces the evolution of the collaborative economy and it’s one of the best I’ve seen so far. Reasons to share stuff instead of owning stuff is obvious most of the time: the average car gets used one hour […]
There is this decentralization trend going on that is driven by technology. We are slowly, slowly moving towards a more decentralized society in which we design institutions less like classic bureaucratic hierarchies and more like technology driven networks. Media were the first industry to feel this decentralization. News, video content, journalists were part of this classic […]
Something big has happend. The signs were there, technology is everywhere these days; brands and devices have become lifestyle choices (ideologies) and items. And there are facts to back it all up. Apple and Google have ended Coca-Cola’s 13-year reign at the top as the most valuable brand on the planet. This according to the influential […]
Elon Musk demonstrates designing parts for a rocket his company could use just with hand gestures using a Leap Motion controller. After that, we move to a 3D projection of the part, free standing glass projection just like Iron Man, and even an implementation with the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Founded by roboticist Brian Mullins in 2010, Daqri builds augmented reality experiences using just the power of the average smartphone camera. Simply point your device at a compatible surface or object and watch Daqri’s mobile platform do its thing. (The approach has been successful enough so far that it helped Daqri raise $15 million last […]