Disclaimer: Crazy thoughts about being human in the exponential data era

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In the last two months I took the time to read Nick Bostrom’s ‘Superintelligence’ and ‘Sapiens’ and ‘Home Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari. Both are interesting writers and philosophers. They have a fascinating view on the world and possible futures where Homo sapiens have innovated and progressed exponentially. But they also question if it was homo sapiens who made this progression possible or if there might be another explanation.  In this note to myself I am going to write down what I think what is going on and what it means to remain human (assuming we will have that option). And as the disclaimer said: these are my own crazy thoughts.  Continue reading

The future of you: digitally powered

aiThis week I enjoyed watching Dreamforce and got inspired for what the future might hold. Not only because of the upcoming release of Salesforce’s AI platform Einstein, but also Siri availability on the Mac and wireless earbuds from Apple led me to think about what this could mean for us in the future. It became obvious that we’re gradually shifting from personal computing to more intimate computing. And to me that’s an exciting future! Continue reading

The key to an $80 billion wearables market? Invisibility.

And the right platform for analyzing data, building additional apps and add value for your customers.

Fortune

Several factors have dogged the nascent wearable technology market. The lack of breakthrough innovation around batteries, for one, requiring wearers to plug in on-the-go gadgets more than they’d like. The lack of sophistication around tiny user interfaces is another, though that will no doubt improve over time.

But a big one? The social factor. Beyond the geeks of Silicon Valley and elsewhere, it’s just not cool to wear a watch, glasses, or headset that’s as big as a hood ornament.

That’s going to change, according to Juniper Research. The British market observer believes that the wearable technology market will grow to $80 billion by 2020—and the key will be making the connected gadgets virtually indistinguishable from their disconnected peers.

That means that Apple [fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”] must be on to something as it continues to make atypical hires from the fashion and apparel world. Observers, including Fortune‘s own…

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Ontbijtsessie online ondernemen

Ontbijtsessie online ondernemen

Vandaag was de Week van de Ondernemer neergestreken in Breda. Ik was aanwezig bij de ontbijtsessie van Exact die ging over online ondernemen. Hoewel ik het verhaal al een aantal keer heb gehoord krijg ik elke keer weer nieuwe inzichten. Zo ook vandaag. De conclusie van vandaag, er zijn eigenlijk maar drie opties mogelijk. Wie bent u? Continue reading