Author: hypermark

  • Radical.ai: The threat of AI companion bots

    Scott Galloway is one of my favorite thinkers writing on complex topics, like the impact of COVID, the ever-rising cost of higher ed, how the emergence of Ozempic might curtail chronic and expensive long term health issues associated with obesity,…

  • On Systems Thinking

    “The real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and 21st Century godlike technology.” — Edward O. Wilson We live in a world of systems, many of which we remind blissfully under aware of, often…

  • On Letting Life Flash Over You

    To let life flash over you like a wave in the ocean, and yet not feel like you have to do anything or search for any great meaning is liberating. Be present, be direct, pursue specific endeavors, show grit and…

  • On Finiteness and Being Present

    Someone recently asked a vet what the hardest part of his job was. The vet replied without hesitation that the hardest thing for him was seeing how old or sick animals look for their owners before they fall asleep. "The…

  • Contact Sport

    There is a cadence to getting things done. One construct is the idea executing on sprints, where sprints are small, but meaningful, bites that can be delivered and/or realized in a few weeks or less. This type of approach can…

  • Ruminations on Smiling and Laughing Easily

    Everything is better when you allow yourself to smile easily and laugh easily. Good times come, and bad times come, but having a sense of spirit that ALLOWS you to smile and find humor at all times, is liberating. A…

  • Why Generative AI is such a "Nuclear" Force

    To understand the wondrous, magical power of #GenerativeAI, consider the above #Midjourney image, which I created utilizing multiple generative AI constructs. The first is #blend, which was a product of combining photos of both a mannequin doll and an actual…

  • 3 thoughts on Apple Vision Pro and the Future of Spatial Computing

    Let me preface my comments about Apple’s new spatial computing platform, Apple Vision Pro, by saying that despite a 30 year career in tech, a period that includes the PC revolution, the rise of the Internet, iPhone, and Social Media,…

  • Be Dynamic.

    I was talking with someone the other day who communicated a sense of pride in the fact that they are “dynamic.” The phraseology resonated, bringing into focus (for me) their natural positivity, their good spirit, force of will and openness…

  • Seven reasons I am betting on a Soft Landing for the U.S. Economy

    Famed investor Michael Burry (‘The Big Short’) predicts a U.S. recession "by any definition.” That sounds ominous but let me attempt to articulate why I believe a soft landing or mild recession is more likely. First and foremost, two disclaimers….