Episode 15 – Google Glass, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

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In this episode I talk about my new awesome google glasses, how cool they are and where they are going in terms of what will happen in the market place and their impact and then I answer a few question about Big Data and why AI is heading to Big Data and what Big Data can mean. As we hit the end of this year and slate other computer sales slows more products like Glass (see http://glass.google.com/ ) or SpaceGlass (see https://www.spaceglasses.com/ ) will start becoming commercially viable which will be part of new classes of mobile computing devices that will become increasingly popular.

Episode 14 – Stages of Grief

talkingIn this new world of commercialization of technology IT departments around the world are in pain.  These poor IT professionals need your understanding.  In their time of need we need to understand the stages of grief they are going thru.  In this episode I go through a bit about my job and walk us through the IT manager stages of grief that I use in these windows experience workshops I’ve been doing in Europe and North America.  So listen to this podcast and be understanding… and a special thanks to my friend Lee Nicholls for the idea.

Episode 13 – Data Integrity and Baby Bunnies

rules of normalization

rules of normalization

In the modern world more and more it is the data that is important and not any particular bit of hardware.  (oh and yes a bunny did die in the creation of the stories in this podcast) Certainly its true with me that data is what’s important.  In this episode we talk with Teresa Burger about the importance of referential integrity and data architecture and why you should care and why some people should just step away for the database before you hurt they hurt themselves or their data… and generally why people and business’s should be more OCD about their sacred and holy data…

Thou Shalt Normalize Your Data or the hounds of h3ll will come to corrupt your integrity…

Check out Teresa on twitter at: https://twitter.com/t_burger

or her blog here: http://geekswithblogs.net/tburger/Default.aspx

Episode 12: The Apotheosis of Google

Apotheosis of Google

Apotheosis of Google

Really the power of Google is starting to be a bit scary and awesome at the same time and with Kurzweil it is just orders of magnitude getting more powerful and when the backend servers at Google can hold a conversation in English and can’t tell its not a human, how much longer before it decides it is a deity? the birth of AGI… this could be good and horribly bad at the same time depending on how you look at it.  🙂

Here are a few related links:

www.google.com
http://www.pandia.com/sw-2004/16-god.html – The Church of Google

* image from http://brettzky77.wix.com/apotheosis#!__page-2

Episode 11: The Robots Are Coming to Get You…

The Attack Robot

This is the Robot that hid behind the planter in the lobby and would attack customers with the nerf gun that is not shown but attaches to the side of this robot.

In this episode the robots are coming to get you, from vacuum cleaners to driving your car and other ‘inappropriate services’… are you ready?

I touch on topics from building your own robots with Lego’s (like the one here to the side) to working with ardiounos and more complex robots we see being commercial available what is coming and what might be creepy…

here are links to a few of the things I talked about:

Lego Robots: http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx

Arduino: http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage

Vacuum Cleaner Robots: http://www.irobot.com/us/

and a couple of links to what could be coming…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1p0_R8ZLB0&feature=youtu.be&a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFy9_4fucos

Special Edition: Vote DavidJKelley for Humanity Plus Board of Directors

meme2.smallSeeing as its my podcast I figure a nice shameless plug (in the form of this special edition podcast) is in order for any one out there that is a member of H+ and why they should vote me in as a member of the board of directors in the upcoming election.  Besides the fact that I have the most real world practical experience, the most money, the most resources, my own full time staff and the most passion; the really important point is when I do something I actually do it (unlike the bulk of tranhumanity as a demographic, which is some what dubious to call it a single demographic as pointed out by the demographic study linked below).  If you want to see H+ actually do something for real then I have a proven track record of motivation, persistence and execution.  Vote David J Kelley (and listen to this special edition Podcast below)…

the aforementioned demographic study on Transhumanism:

http://transhumanity.net/articles/entry/understanding-the-transhumanist-demographic

and if you have completely no idea of what I’m talking about check it out here:

http://humanityplus.org/

all the other candidate statements are here:

http://humanityplus.org/news-events/2013-election-candidate-statements/

Episode 10: Emerging Experiences in Retail and Consumer Facing Environments

Emmy Award Site

for Emmy Awards, Entertainment Tonight and SL1 Launch Keynote

Another great episode of #TiredAllOver on Emerging Experiences in retail and how those will evolve over the next several years, how we build them, what it means and maybe a bit about why brick and mortar won’t die and more.  It’s a fun monologue on how technology affects retail and UX professionals now and in the future additionally about how those technologies work together and how they compare with other market trends.

Related links to some of what I talked about:

Planar: http://www.planar.com/

HP: http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/static/page-ts?jumpid=re_11260_redirect_Aug12_touch_hho_redirect_redirect

windows 8: http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200134971

Adobe: http://helpx.adobe.com/learning.html

Microsoft retail store video… talking about the engineering of one of the emerging experiences I did at [wire] stone. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2011/01/04/achieving-digital-zen-in-retail.aspx

and another some what related video from MSDN Bytes where I was interviewed about win8 experience design: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/bytes.aspx

Episode 9: The Harbinger of Death for the PC, Google Assimilates Kurzweil and the Death of the Mouse

Kurzweil

Kurzweil

In this episode I talk about some of the current stuff going on in the industry specifically and what I think about it. For example, how some shining star(s) seems to be surprised that PC sales have continued to drop even though 60 million licenses for Windows 8 have sold.  Further we’ll touch on what it means that Kurzweil now works at Google and the new emerging home industrial revolution of DIY’ers and Why the Mouse will not be going any where anytime soon.

Here are a few related links:

http://www.zdnet.com/google-hires-kurzweil-a-look-at-the-returns-7000008844/

http://makezine.com/

http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/01/08/windows-8-60-million-licenses-sold.aspx

Episode 8: Slates, Ubiquitous Computing, Personal Developement and Arduinos

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arduino micro-controller

In this episode I talk with my friend from RnD at Intel Ricki Godfrey about slates and the death of the desktop and laptop PC in the traditional since and the power of slates in using Arduino’s (Linux based micro controllers normally sold individually and a popular hobby for programmers and people interested in robotics) and Windows 8 to automate personal medical needs with a custom diabetic dashboard system and maybe a little bit of how one RnD engineering is using his own collection of Big Data in the cloud on a tiny slate computer and integrating that with various medical systems that doctors also can use.  And of course we drill down a bit on what phone Ricki use’s as an Intel RnD guy and it turns out he has a bit more of a healthy relationship with the phone then most of us.

more about Arduinos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino

more on Intel: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html

more on Windows 8: http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200134971

Episode 7: Which Smart Phone Makes you a better Trans-human

which smart phone?

which smart phone?

After a week of being sick, off line with no internet up in the mountains hiding in case of the Mayan apocalypse I finally managed to get enough band width together to post a new episode of #TiredAllOver.  In this episode Lincoln and I continue our discussion about smart phones in particular which one makes a better trans-human.  We did have some technical issues with the tcp/ip connection so it took a lot of editing but still a great episode.  Its mostly a fair comparison about various phones such as Apple’s iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 and I found the discussion particularly interesting given new Droid DNA campaign (see this commercial on youtube… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYIAaBOb5Bo ) and a little bit of an elevator pitch for transhumanism.

Apples iPhone 5 : http://www.apple.com/iphone/

Nokia’s Lumia 920: http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia920/specifications/

Check Lincoln out on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/LincolnCannon

or on twitter at: https://twitter.com/lincolncannon

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