Never argue with stupid people.
On an island outside of San Francisco, the Alcatraz prisoner-proof prison was built. Thousands of people were locked behind bars over the years. Today, millions of customers are locked behind mobile screens. Perhaps it’s time to escape?
We are trapped in technology. Our mobile screens imprison us as much as Alcatraz did with their prisoners. If you removed all the screens and made the technology invisible, customers would fly to escape the ”screen prison”, just like a number of prisoners fled from Alcatraz at the time.
Can you really criticize Apple?
Apple is extremely successful economically. One reason for their profitability is that customers have no choice customers have been voluntarily incorporated into their system (loyal prison inmates). Unintended loyalty creates a demand for freedom (from all screens, not only from Apple’s).
Start a Pear or an Orange
Just as the fugitive prisoners proved that Alcatraz was possible to escape from, you can start a competitor for to the ”screen prison”, which proves that it is possible to deliver freedom in technology solutions. Below the surface, AI (Artificial Intelligence) approaches make it easier to create more open solutions based on voluntary loyalty. Start an option that delivers freedom and why not call it Pear or Orange?!
If Samsung uses Sharkonomics strategies, they would more quickly learn the art of eating an Apple.
If Chinese companies played halv as good as Ma Long does in table tennis they would also be the World Masters in branding
If Chinese companies played halv as good as Ma Long does in table tennis they would also be the World Masters in branding.
Last week I attended the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference in San Francisco. It was a world-class conference with speakers from leading providers of AI-solutions to Amazon, Alexa, Salesforce etc. There were about 750 attendees.
Here are my reflections:
• AI can be used for good, and not so good, purposes- it is up to us.
• Tech people will be replaced by tech (when tech becomes so simple that it works as a Lego).
• Speaker Carolina Garcia Rizo pointed out how the health industry need to let go of their old way of working bureaucratic in order to speed things up with AI (which is symbolic for every business field).
• Speaker Matt Swanson elegant pointed out that AI can lead to new jobs for humans (AI handles big data + humans handle quality = new jobs).
• AI can soon transform all voice communication into searchable data.
• Stop waiting for the future and start to make it happen.
• Speaker Sateesh Kumar pointed out that everything in the digital ecosystem needs to be fast, no meaning driving a Ferrari on gravel roads.
Three quotes from the conference speakers:
Will tech make us smarter or dumber?
Partner Andrew Salzman, Chasm Group
The key is, not being all things for all people.
Chief Strategy Officer Steve Carlin, SoftBank Robotics
If people suffers from hunger in the future, it’s a political problem.
Chief Scientist Richard Socher, Salesforce
With AI, I would say that we are moving into a new society. In this new society we need to update not only our view on tech + human but also the ground foundation of what a society is in its construction (work, politics, consumption etc).
It may sound dramatic but at the same time it’s a great opportunity to change a lot in one generation for many generations to come (if this should happen politicians need to jump on the AI train fast – it will cost more to take the AI cab even if its a selfdriven cab).
It was great to mingle with attendees from NASA, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Uber, Tesla, IBM, MIT etc.
Special thanks to CEO/Founder Nicolai Wadstrom, and Co-Founder Ben Levy, BootstrapLabs.