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The future of the internet & smart phones & understanding this -by Doug Hohulin.

Discussion topics

1. The future of the internet and smart phones

2. The 2nd machine age and the impacts to society

3. Example of a potential disruptor - mobile health - wearables and bio sensors to improve health and lower cost of health care.

I will highlight some themes from the book:

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Here is a summary of the book from Amazon

"A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.

In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives.  Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar.  Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape.  A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress."

I especially like one quote from the book that I will highlight, “The Gross National Product does not include the beauty of our poetry or the intelligence of our public debate. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans."” —Robert F. Kennedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udsalIBtzzs

Doug

Cole Morgan [masked] [masked]

We can go to the Blue Moose afterward.

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  • cole m.

    Thanks Doug. It was a great look into the very near future which I look forward to. Here's looking at you...thru google glasses.

    April 20, 2014

  • cole m.

    We are passing notes in clasd

    April 19, 2014

  • James S.

    Shucks...

    April 19, 2014

  • cole m.

    No pardon 4 u.

    April 19, 2014

  • James S.

    Oops... I posted 2 pics from my previous meetup... A thousand pardons...

    April 19, 2014

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