FuFWD: The Future of Money

Have any spare change? Probably not – because if you’re like most of us, you’ve gone cashless. As credit cards and Apple pay turn dollars into digits – the world of money is changing. But is cashless good? What does it mean for the poor? And is it safe? Today, a special edition of Future Forward: The Future of Money.

THE FUTURE OF READING

This is Future Forward

Special episode: The Future of Reading… Are the Internet, social media, and video creating a nation of illiterates? Or is it the opposite?
Before the future, a look at the present… and it’s a pretty big story in our opinion, so we’re devoting a few minutes at the top, to the subject of what exactly is going on at Facebook. We’re big readers, but the time has come to watch, and to listen — to us.

HAS FACEBOOK LOST ITS WAY?


https://www.npr.org/2018/11/16/668508612/facebook-underfire-for-allegedly-hiring-a-republican-public-relations-team
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-leaned-we-just-didnt-like-outcome/576046/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/11/15/the-moral-and-ethical-rot-at-mark-zuckerberg-and-sheryl-sandbergs-facebook/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ba87c5dc31a

II. THE FUTURE OF READING

-Has the Internet ruined our ability to read anything more than 140 characters?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf
-Video is Killing Reading: Nine in 10 consumers prefer visual content over text
https://www.inc.com/amy-balliett/this-1-type-of-content-will-dramatically-increase-traffic-to-your-website.html
-Social media is killing reading.
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/08/21/teens-social-media-study_a_23506393/
-Audio is killing reading. Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here’s What Experts Say
http://time.com/5388681/audiobooks-reading-books/
-Hope? Update on MEDIUM: Trying to reinvent the compact between readers and writers in the digital age.
http://studyhall.xyz/blog/2018/6/12/mediums-mess-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-site-that-was-supposed-to-save-journalism

Big Tech Giants Bulk Up on New York City

This week – Big Tech Giants Bulk Up on New York City. Then – is Fake News Now Standard at The White House. And the changing face of urban transit. UberPool and Micro Transit. and more. That’s what we’ve got in store for this week’s Future Forward, I’m Gene De Rose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum – let’s launch

Tech Real Estate: NY Bulks Up

Amazon HQ2 may bypass City Council to settle in Long Island City
https://ny.curbed.com/2018/11/9/18080420/amazon-hq2-long-island-city-rezoning-andrew-cuomo

What to Expect When Amazon Arrives in Long Island City
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-amazon-lands-in-long-island-city.html

Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/what-to-expect-when-amazon-lands-in-long-island-city.html

White House and Face News:

– Jim Acosta Fake Video

White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban

Jim Acosta: White House shares apparently doctored video posted by conspiracy site InfoWars to justify suspending CNN reporter’s press pass
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jim-acosta-trump-cnn-press-conference-pass-white-house-infowars-sarah-sanders-a8623441.html

Sarah Sanders Defends Tweeting Video Of Jim Acosta Incident Amid Claims Clip Was Doctored
Sarah Sanders Defends Tweeting Video Of Jim Acosta Incident Amid Claims Clip Was Doctored – Update

The Future of Urban Traffic. Parking, Micro-Transit, and Uber, and Driverlesss Cars.

Uber Pool

CITIES AND MICROTRANSIT

How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities

Uber offers up Ride Pass monthly subscription service for discounted rates on rides
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/10/31/uber-ride-pass-2018-monthly-subscription-discount-flat-rates/1830339002/

Humanizing Apple News

This week – Google Employees walk out world wide. Then, the battle between Bumble, Match and Tinder gets ugly and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans. That’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch.

SR: This week – Google Employees walk out world wide.
GD – Then, the battle between Bumbble and Match and Tinder gets ugly
SR: and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans
GD that’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose
SR and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch –

SR: This week – Google Employees walk out world wide.
GD – Then, the battle between Bubble and Match battle gets ugly
SR: and Apple news, doubles down on Politics – and Humans
GD that’s Future Forward for this week I’m Gene DeRose
sR and I’m Steve Rosenbaum let’s launch –

The Google Walkout – What it means:

Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

Google employees worldwide walk out over allegations of sexual harassment, inequality within company
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/11/01/google-employees-worldwide-begin-walkout-over-allegations-sexual-harassment-inequality-within-company/?utm_term=.3a8b1646593f

WHY THE GOOGLE WALKOUT COULD BE A TURNING POINT FOR TECH
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/why-the-google-walkout-could-be-a-turning-point-for-tech

Battles in Dating Land:

Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War

Bumble drops its $400M lawsuit against Match, but this battle isn’t over

Bumble drops its $400M lawsuit against Match, but this battle isn’t over

Apple News Gets Real

Apple News’s Radical Approach: Humans Over Machines

Apple News will launch real-time election results section on November 6

Apple News will launch a real-time election results hub on November 6

Can TECH save politics?

Can TECH save politics? Apple’s Got New Tricks up its Sleeve and Drones. Quick – look up! I’m Gene DeRose and I’m Steven Rosenbaum – and this is Future Forward. Let’s Launch

Future Forward: #0048

– Apple Tech, PR, and More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/apple-tim-cook-bloomberg-retraction

Apple Invites Media to October 30th Event in New York City
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/18/apple-event-new-york-city/

It’s official: Apple sends out invitations for the new iPad event on October 30
https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-ipad-and-macbook-announcement-date-2018-10

– Drones

Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/17/17984640/skydio-r1-self-flying-ai-drone-apple-watch-control-new-features

Drone journalism’s battle for airspace
https://www.cjr.org/innovations/drones-faa-journalists-airspace.php

Drone startup Airware crashes, shuts down after burning $118M

Drone startup Airware crashes, shuts down after burning $118M

– Tech and Poltiics –

Inside a Failed Silicon Valley Attempt to Reinvent Politics
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-20/inside-a-failed-silicon-valley-attempt-to-reinvent-politics

UBER IS HELPING MAKE IT SUPER-EASY (AND FREE!) TO GET TO YOUR POLLING PLACE TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6
– https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/free-uber-rides-voting/

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This week -Amazon AMAZES this week with a raft of new Gizmo’s

This week -Amazon AMAZES this week with a raft of new Gizmo’s, Instagram has a bad press week and Machine Learning, known as AI – could reframe EVERYTHING and I’m Steven Rosenbaum,
I’m Gene DeRose and this is Future Forward… let’s launch


AMAZON ANNOUNCEMENTS (MANY!)

Echo HomePod? Amazon wants you to build your own

Echo HomePod? Amazon wants you to build your own

Everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/amazon-echo-alexa-everything-you-need-to-know/

Amazon’s Echo event seems to have lost an iPhone X notch
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/20/17884470/amazon-echo-event-iphone-x-notch-photoshop

Seven Amazon Echo speakers – which is right for you?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/08/28/seven-amazon-echo-speakers-which-right-you/1105311002/

Amazon’s microwave works with Alexa, automatically reorders popcorn
https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-to-make-alexa-powered-microwave/

What’s up with Instagram:

Instagram is testing a native resharing feature for the feed
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/17884170/instagram-regram-native-reposting-sharing-feed-test

Instagram’s new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse
https://www.businessinsider.com/instagram-tv-service-igtv-recommended-potential-child-abuse-2018-9?op=13

This week in Machine Learning:

Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room
https://www.quantamagazine.org/machine-learning-confronts-the-elephant-in-the-room-20180920/

Apple’s Latest Silicon Doubles Down on Machine Learning
https://www.electronicdesign.com/embedded-revolution/apples-latest-silicon-doubles-down-machine-learning

Future of Photography – Future Forward, Special Edition.

Taking, editing and sharing photos has never been more fun, useful, and untethered — so why does managing digital collections have to be such a confusing and unsatisfying pain in the butt? We’re all over that, with a special Future of Photography edition of our show today. But first, some report cards have come in for how social networks are grappling with fake news. Then we’ll zoom in to picture the future, including the new iPhone XS; Apps and cloud services for photos; and some scary news about what IBM and the NYPD have been up to for the past ten years. Get focused, and stand in the light — you’ve arrived at the latest edition of Future Forward! I’m Steve Rosenbaum. And I’m Gene DeRose. Let’s launch!

Gene: Taking, editng and sharing photos has never been more fun, useful, and untethered — so why does managing digital collections have to be such a confusing and unsatisfying pain in the butt?

Steve: We’re all over that, with a special Future of Photography edition of our show today. But first, some report cards have come in for how social networks are grappling with fake news.

Gene: Then we’ll zoom in to picture the future, including the new iPhone XS; Apps and cloud services for photos; and some scary news about what IBM and the NYPD have been up to for the past ten years.

Steve: Get focused, and stand in the light — you’ve arrived at the latest edition of Future Forward! I’m Steve Rosenbaum.

Gene: And I’m Gene DeRose. Let’s launch!

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INTRO / LOVING-HATING
LOVING… Prisma
HATING… Apple’s Family Sharing

1– SOCIAL NETWORKS’ FAKE NEWS REPORT CARD

2 new studies add to the debate about social media in the era of fake news…

Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/15/17862198/facebook-fake-news-study-twitter-stanford-nyu

68% of Americans Get News from Social Media… Yet 60% Also Expect it to be “Largely Inaccurate”

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018

And Let’s Not Forget about Instagram
https://1851franchise.com/instagram-takes-measures-to-combat-fake-news-2707681

2— FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

a- SMARTPHONE CAMERAS KEEP GETTING BETTER

Video: New iPhone’s Extraordinary Photo Features
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/business/technology/apple-shows-off-new-iphone-xs-camera-features/2018/09/12/4a987b38-b6b9-11e8-ae4f-2c1439c96d79_video.html?utm_term=.236ab9d60ffe
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Under the Hood: Apple’s Best AI is in its Camera.
https://qz.com/1390638/youll-find-apples-best-ai-in-its-camera/

Apple Raises the Ante in the Smartphone Camera Arms Race
https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/tech-gaming/could-the-new-iphone-xs-be-a-real-alternative-to-a-camera-37315518.html

b- PHOTO APPS KEEP COMING — AND GOING

Angel List: 1,146 Photo Sharing Startups / Average Valuation: $4.2m
https://angel.co/photo-sharing

Best of Breed of Current Batch: EMOJER, Out of Y-Combinator

Emojer – New HomePage

15 of the Best Photo Apps on Android and iOS
https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-photo-apps

c-MANAGING PHOTOS KEEPS SUCKING

OM: Some thoughts on Google Photos vs. Apple Photos

Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos

Best Cloud Storage Services for Photos
https://www.consumerreports.org/digital-cameras-photography/best-cloud-storage-services-for-photos/

From albums to phone cases, here’s how to bring your digital photos into the real world
https://www.popsci.com/digital-photos-into-real-world

Shutterfly ($1.2 billion annual revenue) Buys Lifetouch for $825m Cash — Jan 2018
http://www.startribune.com/shutterfly-to-buy-eden-prairie-based-lifetouch-in-825m-deal/471810094/

d- FACIAL RECOGNITION KEEPS GETTING SCARIER: IS THIS 2018— OR 1984?

First Google, then Amazon, now IBM and the NYPD are painting a scary, Orwellian picture of the future…
https://www.fastcompany.com/90237393/with-petition-protest-targets-ibm-over-nypd-surveillance-technology

INTERCEPT First Reported: From 2007 to 2016, NYPD and IBM Collaborated on Technology to Search Surveillance Footage by Skin Color
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/06/nypd-surveillance-camera-skin-tone-search/

Listen to 4 min Report Aired Thursday on NPR:
https://www.wnyc.org/story/nypd-video-was-used-develop-software-id-people-skin-color

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CODA / IF THERE IS TIME…

SPEAKING OF FAKE NEWS:

Does Apple’s Gushy Rhetoric at Product Announcements Make it the Trump of Tech?

The 7 most egregious fibs Apple told about the iPhone XS camera

SO MANY PHOTO APPS… FURTHER READING:

Chatbooks raises $11.5 million to put photo printing on autopilot

https://www.suite48a.com/monetization/

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjx95x/hipstamatic-instagram-what-happened-to-hipstamatic

https://www.visual1st.biz/program2018/

7 Photo Startups Destined For Greatness

https://www.theverge.com/2013/11/5/5039216/everpix-life-and-death-inside-the-worlds-best-photo-startup

https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/2/11140928/app-store-economy-apple-android-pixite-bankruptcy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2014/11/18/shutterfly-acquires-groovebook/#24e328055bbe

Instagram Revenue and Usage Statistics (2018)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thestoryexchange/2018/04/18/meet-the-startup-thats-satisfying-social-medias-thirst-for-beautiful-photos/#10549f313091

https://www.axios.com/instagram-facebook-new-life-mark-zuckerberg-fe7adc49-1305-47d2-a576-a458181c9f92.html

Change at AOL, CBS, and Alibaba – The Fall Fallout? FuFWD

Big changes in Media and Tech this week. Changing of the Guard, or is it more? Then, the web fights back against extremist video And, Tech gets called to testify before Congress. it’s a busy week here at Future Forward. I’m Steve Rosenbaum And I’m Gene DeRose… Let’s Launch!

Twitter Truth Ombudsman? Future Forward #0041

Gene Says Twitter Needs a Truth Ombudsman. Giuliani Say’s Truth is over. Magic Leap gets Luke Warm Reception. And We Travel To Burning Man… All this week on Future Forward.

Rundown;

Future Forward. Episode #0041 8/20/18

2:30pm

What is truth? Can it still exists?

Rudy Giuliani says ‘truth isn’t truth’
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/19/politics/rudy-giuliani-truth-isnt-truth/index.html

Preet Bharara Bashes Rudy Giuliani: ‘Doesn’t Remember What The Truth Is’
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/preet-bharara-rudy-giuliani-bill-maher_us_5b77c1d6e4b05906b413d957

Twitter CEO commits to fixing the platform’s ‘toxic’ content problem, but gives no timetable
https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/19/media/twitter-jack-dorsey-reliable-sources/index.html

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Denies Shadowbanning Conservatives – But Says Company Is “Left-Leaning”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Denies Shadowbanning Conservatives – But Says Company Is “Left-Leaning”

What’s up with Magic Leap / VR with Money To Burn?

The Magic Leap One mixed reality headset is shipping today for $2,295
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17661758/magic-leap-one-mixed-reality-spatial-computing-headset-price-shipping-release-date

Magic Leap One Developer Review – An Ambitious Headset with Untapped Potential

Magic Leap One Developer Review – An Ambitious Headset with Untapped Potential

Magic Leap Is Now David Versus Apple’s Goliath, & Microsoft Goes Hollywood
https://next.reality.news/news/market-reality-magic-leap-is-now-david-versus-apples-goliath-microsoft-goes-hollywood-0186584/

Website
https://www.magicleap.com/

Let’s talk about Burning Man, ok?

Building Burning Man looks way more fun than attending
https://www.fastcompany.com/90218632/building-burning-man-looks-way-more-fun-than-attending

MisinfoCon, Future of Sex, and Me Too. #0040

Today: The web fights back on Fake News – but can it be stopped or even slowed down? We’ll take you to MisinfoCon – the front lines on the battle to fight back.
Then – The future Sex, what has online porn meant to a new generation?
And The Me Too Movement and tech – women make a stand. This is Future Forward, I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose – Let’s Launch.

Rundown:

MisInfoCon in Washington:

FIGHTING INFORMATION DISORDER

Fighting Information Disorder

FBI Task Force Sharing Information About Online Trolls
https://www.voanews.com/a/fbi-task-force-sharing-information-about-online-trolls/4516728.html

Why Is The Right Dominating Web Video?
MediaPost
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/322927/why-is-the-right-dominating-web-video.html

Teens and Sex:

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

The scary effects of pornography: how the 21st century’s acute addiction is rewiring our brains
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/scary-effects-pornography-21st-centurys-accute-addiction-rewiring/

When Children Say They’re Tran
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/

TECH AND #METOO MOVMENT

500 Startups surveys the early wreckage of a sexual harassment scandal
https://www.recode.net/2017/8/2/16081510/500-startups-dave-mcclure-sexual-harassment-impact-demo-day

Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment
https://nyti.ms/2usF1td?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Powerful VC Says Sexual-Harassment Problem Is Just ‘Perceived As a Reality’
http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/07/vinod-khosla-downplays-vc-sexual-harassment-problem.html