Feb 4, 2020
Topic 1: Record store closings in 2019 - and Amazon is buying up old malls.
Both of these trends have been going on for a couple of years. Malls are consolidating, so there are fewer of them, but the ones that survive appear to be doing well. So maybe the nature of retail is changing.
At the same time, Amazon is...
Jan 21, 2020
Topic 1: Misc. Threats for 2020
What are the effects of a future in which half the world uses an “Internet” with information curated by the Chinese government and half the world uses an Internet with information 90% curated by American companies?
From a slightly different perspective this is not China and the U.S....
Jan 14, 2020
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Topic 1: Is the age of hardware over - or are we just beginning?
We used to count computers in thousands or millions. Now we count cameras and IOT devices in billions.
Ryan mentioned this quote...
Dec 31, 2019
Topic 1: Drone food delivery goes nationwide in 2020
Flirtey has announced drone delivery of food services in Reno, Nevada. And they have announced that they will go nationwide in 2020. Earlier they announced a service to deliver defibrillators in emergencies.
We talk a bit about moving the conversation from "drone" to...
Dec 24, 2019
We recorded this show a few days ago. You can tell right away that we're all in a good mood.
Topic 1: Ring, Cameras, and Security
Ring cameras are easily "hacked," although most of the problems aren't really technical issues. Dave's big question is,...