I’ve just received an email from Target, far too late after their credit card hack debacle. Despite the ample time they had to word a true apology, the following is what they’ve released (with my comments): Continue reading
There has been a lot of buzz about life extension in the wake of Google’s anti-aging venture named Calico (which stands for California Life Company). The new company will tackle the diseases and physical decline that accompany aging.
Often, whenever life extension comes up, people point to the great increases in life expectancy the “first world” has experienced in the last century (from about 50 years old in 1913 to over 80 in 2013) as an example of life extension. I disagree. Continue reading
I’ve been on a bit of a sci-fi novel binge lately (I usually read nonfiction, mostly history) and I’m always struck by the predictions in those books, the authors’ extrapolation of current technology far into the future. Often they are remarkably prescient in some areas, while comically missing the mark in others. Continue reading
What is the role of a CEO? Usually it’s to bridge a corporation’s board and its day-to-day operations and provide high-level strategy and direction. Designing logos is not typically part of the job of the CEO of a 30 billion dollar company. Continue reading
Not too long ago I mentioned bus drivers in passing in a post about how technology was slowly eroding certain jobs. Bus drivers are an appealing (i.e. profitable) target for self-driving car technology, much more so than offering self-driving cars to consumers.