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

– Facebooks Big Changes ahead.

Facebook can’t be fixed
https://qz.com/1178636/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-fb-news-feed-cant-be-fixed-without-gutting-its-advertising-driven-business-model/

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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