Future Forward – Rundown: 1/14/18

Loving…

MINECRAFT

Most important tech product in the world right now…

a) http://time.com/4354135/minecraft-bestelling
b) global dominance #’s… (below slide)

as important to MSFT as youtube has been to GOOG
http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-minecraft-100-year-brand-2016-9 

***This which shows the 3d holo future envisioned, run from 2:25 mark…

Hating…

ADDRESS BOOKS / CALENDARS

It’s just still such a clusterfuck — if i’ve already talked about this lmk but it’s a big deal and a collossal miss by the digital powers to deprive us of a true interoperable solution.

1 – the post outlook dystopia or how the world fell apart after 1997
https://goo.gl/images/HKeV99

2 – all the great pretenders
Drupe reimagines the address book with $3 million in funding

3 – one beautiful hope SUNRISE
https://goo.gl/images/HJ2A7B
https://goo.gl/images/K9pVMH

4 – blame:  microsoft, apple, google. then everyone else
https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/11/11657960/microsoft-shutting-down-sunrise-app

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– Facebooks Big Changes ahead.

Facebook can’t be fixed
Facebook can’t be fixed

Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers
Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers

Mark Zuckerberg just made a sweeping change to Facebook that will affect 2 billion people and tons of businesses
http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-explains-facebook-news-feed-changes-2018-1

– The Bitcoin Bubble

The bitcoin bubble is a joke, and you’re the punchline
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/12/the-bitcoin-bubble-is-a-joke-and-youre-the-punchline/?utm_term=.2ab9a07ec3eb

KFC Accepts Bitcoin In Canada Now
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d345xj/kfc-accepts-bitcoin-in-canada-now

The Public Relations Battle For Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency
https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwynne/2018/01/12/the-public-relations-battle-for-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrency/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

– Web Video Winners (and losers)

– Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
– Letterman (Obama and more)
– Black Mirror seasons 4

Review: In ‘Electric Dreams,’

Black Mirror seasons 4
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/black_mirror/s04/

Letterman sits down with Obama, but both men seem rusty and off their game
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/letterman-sits-down-with-obama-but-both-men-seem-rusty-and-off-their-game/2018/01/11/2b6dc8c0-f70c-11e7-a9e3-ab18ce41436a_story.html?utm_term=.981a0633598e

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