Back to Long Form recording on this one using the news to inform and reinforce the opinion that you cannot sit by and stop learning about what’s going on. There’s a niche (for now) need to get yourself into virtual reality. Even Facebook’s Oculus would be the way and if you do, you can catch some of the best new content as creators double-down on efforts to attract quality rather than customers (hoping to attract them, not direct them inward).

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In an exercise of putting the shoe on the other foot, a haphazard talk at what one might do to keep Amazon out of the witch hunt fires brought on by cries of “Monopoly!” Certainly those trials are coming, but could ducking the charges or appeasing the torch-bearers be as simple as out-zigging and out-zagging the other thinkers? It’s what Amazon has always done and to the reward of billions. Siding with the big guy isn’t an easy experiment but wouldn’t it be interesting if what saved us from the size and reach of Amazon were another, different threat to the future? What if it were some kind of A.I. that came to the rescue?

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You wont believe how many skills new smart speakers have or what asinine direction some may be headed!

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A little primer today with information going back just months or, in a few cases, almost ten years. The future is unmanned.

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How can we not talk a little and guess a little about the biggest story in tech? Google always managed to grab headlines from making ‘search engine’ a household word, to the evening news coverage of Google’s font change. It’s always been such a pal. Then, the mission to not be evil disappeared; then the defense contracts, then the location tracking, now, getting a job with China. With so much being decided in private, it’s an episode and topic ripe for chatter and guesswork. Even with best sympathies though, we have to ask, Is Google still a pal?

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