You go to a networking event and you give someone your business card. It has been that way for years. The problem is that people like me tend to misplace the card and normally I really want to reach out to that person. An industry that has been relatively the same for many years is now being changed with Near Field Communication (NFC).
Retail is a constantly evolving space. Many retailers are forced to compete on price, in which there is no winner. To compete with big online retail changes, retailer’s have to do something to gain an edge. NFC provides that opportunity.
With over one million eye scans, Google intends to use this information to teach computers how to diagnoses eye diseases. AI in society often has negative stigma from movies like “Terminator” and “War Games”, but IBM Watson has been making patient treatment plans for those suffering from cancer with great success so Google’s DeepMind diagnosing eye illness seems like a great societal contribution.
“Often many people are hesitant to adopt near field communication into their business because ‘It does not work with Apple’. My opinion is given that most devices using Android, Windows, and Blackberry (yes Blackberry) support this technology and it is not that ‘it doesn’t work with Apple’, but rather ‘Apple chooses not to work with it’. With that being said, to avoid Apple lovers from beating me up in the comments, I did buy a MacBook Air and I like it.
When it comes to innovation and design, Steve Jobs is among the top visionaries. From studying his life and philosophy, it is my opinion that Apple is missing a level of elegance he would have wanted.
I recently watched the video that is posted below here of Chris Urmson, who heads up the Google Driverless car program. The entire concept is fascinating and it is incredible how far our technology has come. Chris talks about self driving cars, how they work, and the possibilities. He explained that 1.2 million people are killed each year in automotive accidents, which is a huge problem and traffic is getting worse. The footage he shares of the car making autonomous decisions is fascinating. I encourage you to check out the video and see it through to view the footage of what the car sees, understands, and decides on.