If we are to follow the beliefs and trends in technology, it should be accelerating. Everything from Moores law, to the concept of accelerating returns coined by likes of futurist Ray Kurzweil, to what seems like to be a general belief: technology is ever-accelerating.
I’m actually a strong believer in this “faith”. I buy the argument technology is improving faster and faster, and I think that when we dig into the numbers and graphs, it’s quite true. However, I’m also disappointed. For the last last 5 years, I’ve followed technology development very much. I’ve read *many* books, blogs and listened to podcasts. I’ve added Singularity University events. I’ve even been through a special 5-day program introducing all these new amazing technologies.
Continue reading 2008 vs 2018: Has technology improved our daily life – and is technology accelerating in 2018?
Today we’re in 2018. 9 Years ago we saw the Bitcoin white paper and the first Bitcoins were mined, and since we have also seen the sharp rise in prices. The last part of 2017 was full of media writing non-stop about Bitcoin, but mostly with a speculation angle.
We have to admit: we lack serious projects, which has an actual impact. However, as I wrote in my huge 15.000+ words piece, I argued this is caused by we’re currently in the infrastructure phase, not much further than the seventies of eighties of the Internet. This lack of impact seems to let some people believe we won’t see it, and simply neglect the potential.
Continue reading An example of a potential blockchain usage: replacing publishing houses
I’ve been following Bitcoin since 2013, and oh boy, it has been a ride. Some months it has been crazy interesting, but most months it has been slow and boring.
Fast-forward to the last couple of months, the media has been in a frenzy. As an early Bitcoin enthusiast, this has been exciting, but admittedly also a quite sad experience. Everyone is talking about making a quick buck by investing, and even the smart people who understand the technology often throws around vague statements that blockchain will change the world but never really are able to say more than this.
Continue reading The future of Bitcoin and blockchain – and why it’s much more important than the price
I’ve been been developing and coding since I was 16 years old, and today I’m 27. I have a bachelor degree in software development and have spent most of my times doing websites in ASP.NET MVC.
I’ve never really worked with applications outside the web, which means I’ve always been very much used to the stateless way the Internet works.
But recently I was pushed into app development, which has been a very interesting experience – and thats why I made this blog post: To shed some light on the question: how difficult is it really to learn to code apps?
Continue reading Developing an app – how difficult is it to learn app development (in Xamarin)?
A couple of years back, the company Soylent started with a blog post.
Rob Rhinehart posted that he had mixed his own cocktail of stuff, by which he meant everything the body needed (including vitamins, proteins, fats, carbohydrates and whatever is required). Instead of making food, he could store this as a type of powder and eat it.
Continue reading Review and experiences with Joylent – a Soylent copy
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering from the best technical university in Denmark. I have a Master’s Degree in Business.
I see myself as quite a technical person. My job is to make sure that the developers in my company make great code, and that we pick the right architectural decisions. We do a good job, and our customers seem to love us (well, they keep buying stuff!).
But I am a business guy. From a business perspective, I am totally hyped about machine learning and artificial intelligence (which for some reason is the same in my mind – well, let us say – was). I believe it’s the future, and I totally want to build the next “machine-learning”-applied product that will conquer the world.
But I have no experience with machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning or any of the other fancy words I’ve read.
Continue reading Review of Amazon Machine learning – first experience with machine learning
Uber. Airbnb. Tesla. Xiaomi. SpaceX.
We hear about these tech “unicorns” all the time: Uber, the 40 million USD transport company, without owning any taxis. Airbnb the biggest hotelier, without owning any hotels.
It’s easy to get caught up in a discussion about their value, and how awesome they are.
Continue reading Today’s startups should seek to change the physical world
It’s funny. When you look at popular tech media or tweets from important tech people, you’ll find a lot of hype about:
- Artificial intelligence
- Autonomous cars
- Virtual reality
- Stem cells
- Cancer treatments
- 3D printers
- Quantum computers
- DNA sequencing
- Personalized medicine
I am just as hyped about these technologies as everyone else.
I totally believe in strong artificial intelligence, being driven to the office in a robot car (or just going there in virtual reality). I also believe in defying death, and that should be one of the most important goals of humanity.
Continue reading What is the most powerful technology of 2015?