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  • Neuralink & the Merge.
    It sounds like a 90s indie band.
    It isn’t.
    I came across this term, “The Merge” while visiting Sam Altman’s (CEO of OpenAI, [which he co-founded with Elon Musk] blog.  Yonder, M […]

  • Just another exhibit toward building the case that we live in a cyberpunk world …
    It appears IKEA was having trouble with ‘rug scalping’ – customers purchasing high-end, designer rugs, then not using them in […]

  • I’m seeing an increasing number of articles about the merging of Artificial Intelligence with the human brain. Again, here we see what formerly would be considered just a great science fiction yarn suddenly be […]

  • I hope you’re sitting comfortably … Lexus has helped produce a documentary on master craftmanship in the age of automation that runs 60,000 hours in length.  That’s going to require a lot of popcorn and a heap-t […]

  • Interesting developments in killer robot country:
    From Gizmodo on March 5:
    U.S. Army Assures Public That Robot Tank System Adheres to AI Murder Policy
    Quote of Note:
    “Last month, the U.S. Army put out a call to p […]

  • Evans Mehew wrote a new post, Mad World 3 months ago

    “It’s a crazy world.” – Glen
    “Somebody ought to sell tickets.” – H.I.
    “Sure, I’d buy one.” – Glen
    From “Raising Arizona”
    You know, it IS a crazy world.  Exhibit A: any news feed, any time of day, from any sour […]

  • [Shout out to “Macbeth” for the inspiration for that headline.]
    In the Remain Relevant course we cover technology (obviously), specifically, we briefly explore what technology is as part of setting the table for […]

  • One of the interesting points has came up several times during the Remain Relevant course was that Artificial Intelligence isn’t all job threat and Boogeyman.  It also yields massive benefits across many ap […]

  • [Many thanks to Fall Out Boy for the inspiration for the headline of this piece …]
    In the Remain Relevant course, participants are exposed to a competitive intelligence methodology called PEST (Political, […]

  • [Please be aware: this week’s post is not intended to reflect a partisan stance and/or endorsement of any political candidate.  Rather, this post is intended to reference & reinforce content covered in the Re […]

  • As we delve into Ikigai in the Remain Relevant course, I continually reinforce the reason we are doing so: to identify individuals’ “quick pivot paths” – areas of intrinsic passion, aptitude and value that will […]

  • A point that is touched upon in the Remain Relevant course is the element of myth as it pertains to and shapes our beliefs (i.e. in this particular context, what stories do we believe and/or tell ourselves […]

  • An interesting and very practical point that came up in a recent Remain Relevant class: we should all avoid internalizing hyperbole surrounding the possibility of job loss due to automation. 
    This in itself is a […]

  • … the robots are coming.
    One if by land, two if by sea, three if by autonomous unmanned aerial drone, four if by Internet, five if by …
    All right, all right … number four doesn’t quite work as a robot can’t […]

  • None of us – that’s zero – want to believe that we’ll be the ones who actually lose our jobs to Artificial Intelligence/Robotics (AIR) … that one dark and shameful day we’ll be placing the contents of our cube […]

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  • We’ve established that it’s humans who shove jobs formerly performed by you, me, our friends and many strangers over the professional precipice and into the gaping, ever-expanding maw of automation. The bots are […]

  • I’m a FlipBoard junkie. Some folks are hooked on Candy Crush, some on Pokemon Go (or another flavor-of-the-month app that promotes one walking into traffic) – but for me, whenever there’s a free moment I’m fev […]

    • I, too, am a fan of FlipBoard! I started using it as a source for inspiration when I was creating content (the instructional design piece) for professional and personal development. As I consider the work we are doing on Remaining Relevant in the Age of Automation, I am balancing getting deeper into a position of a post rather than taking it at face value.

      For example, I am following what is going on with Davos 2019. There was a piece about the future of journalism and how digital media has enabled the spread of disinformation to undermine professional journalism, particularly where politics was concerned. What made me take pause is the assertion that journalism is losing the ‘attention battle’ to digital media. I realize that I fall into that push-me-pull-me with my attention. My habit is to read the headlines and skim for important information or a concept that intrigues. My value is really to align myself with the 17% of the people of identify who themselves as ‘new lovers’ and read an article with an open mind with an intention to learn.

    • Love your mindset in terms of how you regard posts … especially reading an article with an open mind and an intention to learn! I, too, try to do that and be as objective as possible. I once read that Thomas Jefferson said that if you can only buy one newspaper, buy one that espouses positions with which you don’t agree … otherwise you’re not learning anything new.

      Past life, I studied to be a journalist. Thought I was going to be “Fletch”. I think back to all I studied about journalism (print, radio, television) in the 80s & 90s and am rocked back by how greatly everything has changed. The weaponizing of information has always been a thing, but now it can be done by anyone and reach almost everyone. Staggering. In the age of digital manipulation and beyond-ubiquitious digital delivery, who knows what can be believed? Can you believe your eyes … your ears … the traditional ‘bastions of truth’?

      Gonna land on “nope”.

      On the attention front, I hear you. My challenge with FlipBoard is the tendency to flip/archive/curate with every intention of reading an article … but I don’t double back to dive in. This is not universally true, of course, but it happens often enough for me to get irked with myself.

    • Thanks, Evans! More food for thought.

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