Posts Tagged:Google

How narcissistic are we?

How narcissistic are we? Did you know that a study (by Now Sourcing and Frames Direct) says Millennials are expected to take well over 25,000 selfies in their lifetime? Hold up… 25,000 selfies? Considering that the average lifespan of us humans (until we’re cyborgs of course) is 27,375 days, that means that your average run of…

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2018 will bring some BIG trends to reality.

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again, as 2017 starts to wind down, we begin gazing longingly at 2018 and making educated guesses about where things will go next year. So time to don my futurist hat and spin out some thoughts on what the next year may have in store for us. After…

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The Four: Do Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google complete us?

The Four: Do Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google complete us? Size does matter and goes hand-in-hand with influence. From 2013 – 2017, the combined market capitalization of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google has increased in size to the tune of $2.3 trillion. This number matches the GDP of the most burgeoning economy on the planet –…

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Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley

Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley. In May, I wrote about Toronto as a Future Forward Cityscape, and it seems we are now officially well on our way. Toronto is moving towards being the next global tech hub… and moving at a ballistic pace, I might add. As a matter of fact, Forbes now ranks Toronto in its Top 5 of cities (along with…

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X Marks the #AR Spot for Apple

X Marks the AR Spot for Apple. I was in the brilliant city of Chicago last week to deliver the opening keynote at Print 17 – giving audiences a sneak peek of our next Print in a Digital World trend report. As it happened, it was the very same morning that Tim Cook would, for the first time,…

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Data is the New Oil

Data is the New Oil. It isn’t surprising that we are awash with data. What is shocking is the volume of data, as the “global datasphere” is expected to balloon to 44 zettabytes (that’s one trillion gigabytes!) by 2020, and 163 zettabytes by 2025, which marks a tenfold increase over what was created in 2016 (according…

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Facebook #WATCH makes a play for Google’s YouTube Audience

Facebook #WATCH makes a play for Google’s YouTube Audience. Facebook is launching a new video platform that allows their oodles of users to consume video content – chatting, sharing and discovering the relevant videos around which their friends are engaging, along with a gaggle of newly produced video series. In truth, they do this kind of…

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Science Fiction is the Key to Unlocking our World

Science fiction is the key to unlocking our world. If you want to figure out your next business move, leap into the pages of some science fiction my friends. “Why Business Leaders need to read more Science Fiction,” headlines an article in the Harvard Business Review, and there are many more that echo this approach to understanding…

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The iPhone is 10 and ooh how it has changed our lives

The iPhone is 10 and ooh how it has changed our lives. June 29, 2007 – Steve Jobs walked on stage and shocked the world. Like most things Apple, the iPhone wasn’t the first of its kind, but it was a quantum leap beyond the competition and spawned the mobile revolution. So much so, that few…

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Can Mega-Philanthropy at the hands of Tech Giants make the world a better place?

Can Mega-Philanthropy at the hands of Tech Giants make the world a better place? You hear the promises of a utopic future with a colossal roar. The prevalent players in the tech industry say they want to change the world for the better, and they are not shy about making big claims and promises. Amazon’s Jeff…

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