Privacy. Virtual Reality. And The Future of Food.

Today – We’ve Got FutureForward, a show in three acts. Act 1 – Privacy. Do You Have It? Do you Want It? What does it cost? Then, ACT 2. Virtual Reality. 12 Can’t Miss Projects from the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab. And Act 3. Hungry? You better be, as we take a bite into the Future of Food. I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose -and this is FutureForward! So off we go!

Future Forward #2021 – Privacy. Virtual Reality. And Future of Food.

A Show In Three Acts –

Act #1 Ok, Fine – Let’s Talk About Privacy.

On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing
https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-two-tier-privacy-one-rule-for-zuckerberg/

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why ‘privacy is a human right’
https://www.recode.net/2018/4/6/17197754/watch-apple-ceo-tim-cook-msnbc

Europe is trying to force Facebook to take customers’ privacy seriously
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/5/17199754/facebook-europe-gdpr-mark-zuckerberg-data-privacy

Act #2 VR – And the Future @ Columbia University

Home – Carousel Navigation

https://medium.com/@StevenRosenbaum/2018-breakthroughs-in-storytelling-winners-9d1c847018a9

Winners:

“Arden’s Wake (Prologue)” and Maestro

The Believers Are But Brothers

Bloodless

Carne y Arena

Cosmic Top Secret

Did You Mean MailChimp?

Everything

It Must Have Been Dark By Then

What Remains of Edith Finch


* http://digitaldozen.io/projects/the-oracles/ SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

The Space We Hold


* http://digitaldozen.io/projects/zero-days-vr/ SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

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Act #3 The Future of Food

At Plated, The Future Of Meal-Kit Services Is Grocery Stores
https://www.fastcompany.com/40484473/at-plated-the-future-of-meal-kit-services-is-grocery-stores

Where will meal kits find future growth?
https://www.fooddive.com/news/grocery–where-will-meal-kits-find-future-growth/507506/

Could This Be What Ends Up Keeping Meal Kits in Business?
http://www.foodandwine.com/news/meal-kits-in-grocery-stores

Whole Foods calls meeting with rattled suppliers

Whole Foods calls meeting with rattled suppliers, Bezos dines on iguana, Alexa laughs

Kids and Technology: Hard Questions About How We Raise A Techno Teen

Welcome To Future Forward, I’m Steve Rosenbaum, And I’m Gene DeRose. Today – a show in four parts. Part One: Addiction, Teens and Social Media. Part Two: Video Games – Are They Really Dangerous? Part Three: Apple. Are they losing the education market to Chrome books? And Part Four: Sex – How the web is changing intimacy for Teens
So – lots to cover, let’s dive in – starting as we do each week with Loving and Hating.

Kids and Technology: Hard Questions About How We Raise A Techno Teen

Chapter 1: Addiction & Social Media

Your Kid’s Phone Is Not Like a Cigarette

What parents should do instead of worrying that smartphones will ‘destroy’ their kids
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2018/03/27/take-heart-parents-screens-arent-necessarily-destroying-your-kids/?utm_term=.25030ddaa281

The real danger for kids today isn’t technology — it’s psychology
The real danger for kids today isn’t technology — it’s psychology

Is Instagram safe for kids?
https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/feature/social-networks/is-instagram-safe-for-kids-3673570/\

Chapter 2: Video Games:

It’s True: Violent Video Games Are Totally Sick
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/03/10/if-violent-video-games-caused-mass-shootings-we-would-all-be-killers/#66d82e904d2b

Are video games bad for your kids? Not so much, experts now believe
http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-video-games-parenting-20171110-story.html

Should parents worry that their kids are playing Fortnite: Battle Royale?
https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/should-parents-worry-that-their-kids-are-playing-fortnite-battle-royale-36702133.html

Chapter 3: Hardware & Apple

Apple highlights existing parental control features on new Families page
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-creates-families-page-highlighting-existing-parental-control-features/

Kids Expect Apple To Meld Creativity And Education, Says Its Retail Chief
https://www.fastcompany.com/40550815/kids-expect-apple-to-meld-creativity-and-education-says-its-retail-chief

Apple reveals new $299 iPad at education-themed event
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/27/apple-education-event-in-chicago-tim-cooks-speech.html

Chapter 4: Sex

Why you need to talk to your kids about ‘sextortion’
https://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/contributors/2018/03/28/why-you-need-talk-your-kids-sextortion/467375002/

The Problem With Watching Porn and Playing Video Games — For Girls
http://time.com/5215906/women-video-games-porn/

Extra! Extra! The Future of News?

– FT: Future of News Summit

Steve Bannon Interview at FT Future of News Conference

WATCH Billionaire Ken Fisher Tells Us Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cramer
https://www.thestreet.com/video/14532985/watch-billionaire-ken-fisher-tells-us-five-things-you-didn-t-know-about-cramer.html

Facebook says warning to Guardian group ‘not our wisest move
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/23/facebook-says-warning-to-guardian-group-not-our-wisest-move

– Facebook and the Future of News:

Facebook to publishers: We are your friend. Really.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/09/technology/business/facebook-publishers-sxsw/index.html

Facebook: We’re not backing away from news, but they are done with cheap clicks
https://medium.com/@LanceUlanoff/facebook-were-not-backing-away-from-news-but-they-are-done-with-cheap-clicks-ddc62c6ef94c

– Fundraising:

Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov

Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov

Theskimm raises 12 million for its snarky newsletters

TheSkimm raises $12 million for its snarky newsletters

– New Solutions / Startups

Scroll, the news startup from former Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile

Scroll, the $5/month news subscription startup, signs up The Atlantic, Business Insider, Fusion Media Group, Slate, and others

Blockchain journalism startup Sludge hires 3 veteran reporters

Blockchain journalism startup Sludge hires 3 veteran reporters

DNAinfo Editors Launch Media Startup, Quickly Surpass Kickstarter Goal

DNAinfo Editors Launch Media Startup, Quickly Surpass Kickstarter Goal

SXSW – A FutureForward Spectacular!

Future Forward: Rundown;

A BLOCK: SXSW – A Recap

– Facebook and Publishers / conversation
– Reddit
– Eddy Cue / Apple and Curated News
– 5 Things about SXSW
– NY Times and Podcasting – what’s next?

Apple’s Curated News Vision Snaps Into Focus

Apple’s Curated News Vision Snaps Into Focus; Eddy Cue Attributes Growth to Curation (GUEST)

5 Things about SXSW 2018
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b-YdqWTi9Hl9Nyjxzo2KoePUzwOj58x7lo7yIV44xlM/edit?usp=sharing

New Voices At The ‘New York Times’
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/315876/new-voices-at-the-new-york-times.html

B BLOCK: YouTube and Wikipedia – Good News?

YouTube didn’t tell Wikipedia about its plans for Wikipedia
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/14/17120918/youtube-wikipedia-conspiracy-theory-partnerships-sxsw

C BLOCK: Will Ready Player One be good for VR?

THE VR METAVERSE OF READY PLAYER ONE IS JUST BEYOND OUR GRASP
https://www.wired.com/story/ready-player-one-vr-metaverse/

Publish or Perish: Can The Media Survive The Plague of Platforms?

Rundown:

Publishers: Whipsawed by promise and Peril, can they find their footing in this ever-changing world?

Chapter #1 / Publishers lost their access to their audience, now they’re fighting to get it back:

‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video

‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video

Google is replacing Facebook’s traffic to publishers
https://www.recode.net/2018/2/15/17013618/google-facebook-traffic-publishers-amp-chartbeat

Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows

Video Briefing: Snapchat cozies up to more publishers for video shows

Facebook’s algorithm has wiped out a once flourishing digital publisher
http://www.businessinsider.com/littlethings-online-publisher-shuts-down-and-blames-facebook-algorithm-2018-2

Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publisher
Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publishers

Chapter #2 Events? Subscriptions. Can that be it?

‘No silver bullet’: Publishing’s ‘incremental’ revenue often doesn’t replace lost ad dollars

‘No silver bullet’: Publishing’s ‘incremental’ revenue often doesn’t replace lost ad dollars

‘It’s going to end in tears’: Reality check is coming for subscription-thirsty publishers

‘It’s going to end in tears’: Reality check is coming for subscription-thirsty publishers

Chapter #3 Pivot To Video? Not so much?

Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions


Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions

Here’s An Abridged Timeline Of Digital Media’s Pivot To Video
https://www.fastcompany.com/40534037/heres-an-abridged-timeline-of-digital-medias-pivot-to-video

For Digital Publishers, The “Pivot To Video” Bloodbath Is Here
https://www.fastcompany.com/40516189/for-digital-publishers-the-pivot-to-video-bloodbath-is-here

Bonus Round: Or – Blockchain?

AD LIB PODCAST: PO.ET CEO JARROD DICKER ON WHY BLOCKCHAIN COULD SAVE PUBLISHING
http://adage.com/article/podcasts/ad-lib-podcast-po-ceo-jarrod-dicker/312545/

Startup Raises $20 Million to Build ‘YouTube on the Blockchain’
https://www.coindesk.com/lino-raises-20-million-youtube-fight/

Good Bots vs. Bad Bots – Episode #0016

Bots. The Good, The Bad, The Evil. How to understand the coming Battle of the Bots

– Twitter Bots

How to spot a Twitter bot
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/13/16125852/identify-twitter-bot-botometer-spambot-program

Twitter executive on fake news: ‘We are not the arbiters of truth’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/02/08/twitter-executive-on-fake-news-we-are-not-the-arbiters-of-truth/?utm_term=.bd3f243444a2

– Facebook Bots

How do you know if a Facebook account is real or fake?
https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001850.htm

– Linked In

LinkedIn scams – how to spot fake connection requests & fake recruiters
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-scams-how-spot-fake-connection-requests-bukhari/

How to Spot the Most Common LinkedIn Scams
https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-avoid-linkedin-scams-2062693

Human Tests

Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you’re human
Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you’re human

What’s the difference between “good” bots and “bad” bots?
https://www.axios.com/how-bots-and-fake-accounts-work-1513306547-4b0214b2-3277-422a-b492-06a1c0e2c61e.html

The SCAMMERS:

The Follower Factory – Inside social media’s black market.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/27/technology/social-media-bots.html

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

Build Your Own Chat Bot;

Amazon Lex – Conversational interfaces for your applications Powered by the same deep learning technologies as Alexa
https://aws.amazon.com/lex/?sc_channel=PS&sc_campaign=pac_ps_q4&sc_publisher=google&sc_medium=lex_nb_pac_search&sc_content=chatbot_p&sc_detail=chatbot&sc_category=lex&sc_segment=webp&sc_matchtype=p&sc_country=US&sc_geo=namer&sc_outcome=pac&s_kwcid=AL!4422!3!243293793597!p!!g!!chatbot&ef_id=WkeymgAAAIVvYQ8g:20180221164537:s

14 MOST POWERFUL PLATFORMS TO BUILD A CHATBOT
https://www.marutitech.com/14-powerful-chatbot-platforms/

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Space Talk with Elon Musk, What Will Amazon Eat Next?

Space Talk with Elon Musk, What Will Amazon Eat Next?

– Let’s Talk About Space

SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018
SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018

Lockheed Martin will work with startups to send their tech into space

Lockheed Martin will work with startups to send their tech into space

The global technopolitics of space exploration
https://www.ft.com/content/68ee09e8-0ced-11e8-bacb-2958fde95e5e

SpaceX could save NASA and the future of space exploration
http://thehill.com/opinion/technology/372994-spacex-could-save-nasa-and-the-future-of-space-exploration

Loving and Hating:
Loving: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/live-ly/id1085024470?mt=8
Hating: Network TV

– What Will Amazon Eat Next?

Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx
Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?
https://hbr.org/2018/02/what-could-amazons-approach-to-health-care-look-like

– Does Facebook Need a Downvote?

Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments
Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

Future Forward: The Apple Edition. Apple’s Future Beyond Computers.

Future Forward: The Apple Edition.
Can Apple’s Fortunes Be In Speakers, AirPods, and TV Shows? Just maybe yes.

Wherefore HomePod, Apple?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3252248/home-tech/homepod-lock-in-ipod.html

https://www.inverse.com/article/40652-apple-homepod-review-siri-ai-ios

Tech Spec Showdown: Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home

AirPods

Apple saw $5.5 billion in revenue from AirPods, Watches, TVs and other products last quarter

What is Caffeine?

Ex-Apple execs take on Twitch with launch of new social broadcasting platform Caffeine

Apple Watch

https://techcrunch.com/video/apple-watch-series-3/59b841f944a64b2476f73e68/

What’s up with APPle’s new Sony Execs? Apple TV?

https://www.macworld.com/article/3250699/streaming-media/what-apple-must-do-to-establish-its-new-video-service.html

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/16/apple-hires-sony-tv-original-programming/

http://fortune.com/2017/06/16/apple-tv-sony-pictures/apple

Apple Video Deals

Apple Working on ‘Are You Sleeping’ TV Show Starring Octavia …
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/10/apple-see-drama-series/

Apple Inks Deal for ‘See’ Futuristic Drama Series Written by Peaky …
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/03/apple-are-you-sleeping-octavia-spencer-tv-show/

Dana Tuinier Joins Apple As Comedy Executive In Worldwide Video …
Dana Tuinier Joins Apple As Comedy Executive In Worldwide Video Division

Apple commissions series from ‘La La Land’ director
https://www.ft.com/content/8314eb9a-01fb-11e8-9650-9c0ad2d7c5b5

Apple taps SNL veteran Kristen Wiig for new comedy series for T
Apple taps SNL veteran Kristen Wiig for new comedy series for TV package

EXTRA CREDIT:

-Should Apple Aquire Netflix?
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-acquiring-netflix-would-make-sense-for-apple-2018-1

Noto’s Twitter Escape Hatch, Teens and Tech, Drone Dreams #0013

A Block: Why would Noto leave Twitter for SoFi?

Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO
Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO

B Block – Loving and Hating

Loving Hyper
Hating: YouTube

C Block: Teens and Tech

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests
Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

D Block: Drones – toy’s or the future of surveillance, distribution, and transportation?

Taking DJI’s Mavic Air for a spinb
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/24/taking-djis-mavic-air-for-a-spin\\

Do we all “Live In Public”? Is Social Media On the Mend? Future Forward #0012

This week The Sundance Indie Film Resurgence – at risk? And, now that we all really do “Live In Public” is Josh Harris ready for his Prime Time relaunch?

On Loving and Hating. Gene Loves Wikipedia but is fairly fed up with Twitter.

Then, is social media conquering hate speech? Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube land a short victory lap.

And Finally – YouTube can’t abide by teens who put laundry detergent in their mouth. The Tide Pod Challenge is shut down – but is YouTube taking its role as digital safety monitor too far?