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LG Bows Out of Smartphone Business

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00:33 sec | Last month

LG Bows Out of Smartphone Business

"For its Electron IX, is bowing out of one sector L G is getting out of the smartphone business. Gizmodo, editor in chief John Biggs says. L G has a long history of memorable phones. Algae made one of the first nexus phones for Google. So it was a was one of the early android phones. The big says Well, phones like the $1000 Wing grabbed the attention of reviewers. Customers didn't always materia. Allies that combined with the growing popularity of Apple and Samsung phones met, LG was forced to cut its losses and the answer that competition is eventually you just have to cut and run. By Michelle

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The creators of "Cyberpunk 2077," one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2020, are now offering refunds to disgruntled players

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00:55 sec | 5 months ago

The creators of "Cyberpunk 2077," one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2020, are now offering refunds to disgruntled players

"Of the year's most hyped video games, now offering refunds toe unhappy customers. First, I could tell this is the first time that something like this has happened. Gizmodo, editor in chief John Biggs, says cyberpunk 2077. Was one of the most anticipated games of the year. Supposed to be this gigantic game that was going to turn turn cyberpunk games into into a big deal. But after it went on sale last week, reality fell short of expectations. For many, you had a lot of glitches. You had a lot of problems with the graphics. They were in a sharp and it looked like garbage and people were really disappointed. Big says The problems weren't is widespread on the newest PlayStation and Xbox systems, but next Gen consoles are hard to come by this holiday season. We can access these mixtures councils Right now It's almost impossible to buyem. Developers say customers are free to return their copies while they work on fixing the game with Tech trends. I'm Mark RE Malard ABC News. Come on These times.

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"john biggs" Discussed on The PR Playbook Podcast

The PR Playbook Podcast

02:44 min | 5 months ago

"john biggs" Discussed on The PR Playbook Podcast

"Doing all these video calls and everything and doing all these events not used to online world. I'm not saying it's not saying it's olds versus versus young's but it's more like millennial gen-x is still kinda wanting to hang out whereas gen z doesn't really care so we're not. We're not quite at that point where we can basically flip over two full full. vr experience. Yeah remind me. I don't know if you do you remember. That movie with bruce willis where they're totally writing where we send our avatars out to the right. Exactly exactly. yeah. I know i've been hearing some companies talk about virtual worlds again again and reminded me of second life. doesn't seven like just how people were so a not against the kind of criticize the quite a bit and now it's like the way we're living so it's quite interesting how it comes all full circle while they is much. I appreciate your time and your input in. I think a lot to be will appreciate kind of where you're coming from Versus where we're coming from zillow awesome. Sounds good thanks. John have a great weekend. We'll do thanks. Thanks for joining me. Real quick. on. In my conversation with john we just had communicated about c e s and i just thought it would be great to share that information with you and some thoughts around virtual shows this year from the media if you have any questions for john For me on media relations at s this year please send us a note Rondini at the silver telegram dot com. Happy to jump in and help. If you are giving something at s or if you're just wondering you know what to do navigating around cas or trade shows are virtual shows this year. Obviously you know if you if you listen to the interview. You can kind of hear that you know. They really want some more specialized experiences in the media. And a lot of these media guys are looking for content. That's exclusive maybe not just exclusive special to them really catered for their audience so Consider that when you guys are. Considering yar media reach how is what you're doing specialized that or that outlet. And how is it really arguing that outlets so keep those things in mind and be well be saved have a greatly gang..

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Lawmakers grill 4 Big Tech CEOs but don't land many blows

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:51 sec | 10 months ago

Lawmakers grill 4 Big Tech CEOs but don't land many blows

"Tech has its day before the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos faced questions from lawmakers Wednesday about how his platform treat smaller retailers. There was some argument about Amazon copying gadgets. For example, his Moto's editor in chief, John Biggs, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about his platforms really Kinship with smaller companies. I think the intimation there is that Facebook was basically running around two smaller companies offering to invest and then stealing their ideas. The leaders of Google and Apple also fielded a range of questions from the company's relationship with China to censorship concerns. Big says lawmakers were under a spotlight to it also shows you how one prepared a lot of lawmakers are when it comes to technology and as a as someone who thinks about technology all day long and twice on weekends. It's kind of frustrating

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"My devices and I think I'm going to be able to work from anywhere. I think the in person collaborations are still going to be important and there are certain things that are going to have to happen in person but I really think almost everything is going to is going to happen. Virtually I think that's what these social media networks and other sorts of applications like slack and skype and what tap or a really making that a reality and so yeah I think also be able to make my own schedule which sounds fantastic. You know if there's a day that I don't WanNa wake up at six o'clock in the morning that's Okay. I can create my schedule around that But I think it's also going to be an exciting time to globally connect with really anybody As opposed to just being constrained by where I live and who. I work for an where I work. So we're going to be going to be more connected. I guess that's That's what everybody's been saying. One of the interesting things that One of our guests said is that everything's GonNa be Croissant and Caffeine Coffee Around the world. So it's not you're not going to be in a situation where where the one part of the world is going to be far different than the other part of the world which is sounds. It's less of a dystopia than actually sounds like more of a utopia. If you're if you're into croissants I guess yeah yeah. I think we're already seeing that with with a lot of the the maker Movement where you know. People are really passionate. There's a person really passionate about making the most authentic French Croissant. Because they crave it and you know they live in somewhere in Ohio. And they're they're doing that. They're opening up a bakery making really authentic croissants but you know probably rival the ones that you can get in Paris so as good. So where can people find more about what you're working on? Sure if someone wants to find more about compassionate can go to cope each dot co which is C. A. P. I s. h. Dot Co It sounds good. This has been technophobia. I'm John Biggs and this week we were talking about marketing. Communications Molina Popadopoulos. Thanks for listening..

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Podcasts better better future. John Biggs today. The show the founder of capital Melton d'humieres. Welcome to the show. This is a this is a real treat because I think we we last talked years ago. I think it was about blockchain and everything about it about nine months ago. Aid fuel slick was years ago. Aggressive conversation. And I walked away from not saying John refreshing wonderful. Very few people have ever said, I'm refreshing. I'm like a like a like, maybe an Espresso. Maybe I'm restorative. I think the other people I'm not panel. We're not loving it. But I had a great time. So looking forward to doing it all over again. So let's so this is this is a pendulum. This is a podcast about dimiss. But this is this is how things are going to be changed for the better. But we can talk a little bit about how things suck right now. I feel that the whole blockchain. Bitcoin industry is run by a bunch of broS who are essentially trying to keep outsiders out at the same time, you have banks and the big companies trying to trying to cash in on it, and they're trying to create their own their own systems designed to keep highly technical people out of the whole operation. And I think it's creating a vortex of second to that's ruining the whole industry. Would you disagree? Not at all. Okay. Yeah. And I think look, here's here's the the part of all of this is we've seen this story before I don't think there's that much around with happening here. That's highly unusual. I think we have a group of people who are spreading very intellectual narratives, and they're finding that they can get away with it operated in an environment. Where cash financial capital is the cheapest that's ever been never been easier to raise money. It's never been easier to launch a project and use big buzz words and latex fund. Which is the font that people use for quite pavers, try to steal intellectual paper that out into the market raise money, and then she basically dick around with these crypto, utopian ideas. But look, that's that's a highly skeptical take on things, and I think that there are a lot of. People who say they're in this because they care about freedom and financial inclusion all of these things that make people feel good about themselves and provide a lot of special signal in virtue signal and that's one camp. But I do think there are a lot of people here who are just cited about building new things and experimenting with technology. I think this whole overcapitalization problem that's been created by the financial success of bitcoin. And particularly theory is part of the story that will continue to have negative impacts on this ecosystem for some time to come. But I'm actually surprisingly optimistic in the midst of all this DACA too. That we are seeing really really interesting locations come to market. I still think that coin is revolutionary and novel in a lot of different ways that creates a lot of value for people, and I'm generally autistic, which is lime still sending all of my waking hours focused on this particular technology, this particular asset class in this group of entrepreneurs, investors and thinkers. So let's unpack this whole thing. Because there's there's look going on there..

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Technotopia

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Welcome back to tech the Topi of the podcast about a better future. I'm John Biggs today on the show of volunteer. Isaq yuna. She's a managing director at financial institutions. You come out of Columbus. Actually, one of my my hometown. Hello, John good to talk to you super. So why don't you tell us what you're working on now, and we can get into the questions on the future. Absolutely. I ran the financial services sector or Ohio from the economy, development and girls perspective. We just believe it or not a became the fifth largest financial services sector in the country. Fantastic accomplishment. Really speaks to the dynamics and the momentum that has been happening here in the midwest. Ohio in Columbus your hometown, very exciting. So happy to talk about that. Then questions. Yeah. So I mean, I'm I'm trying to figure out the best way to describe the future for the midwest. I mean, the the anti utopian view, the dystopia view of the whole operation is that it becomes even more flyover country. What's being done to prevent that? I guess from a from general, general perspective. It's a very good question. And I take a slightly different view on a higher in my Perspective's slightly different because you can tell my accent. I'm not from here originally. I did a lot of international work all over the world and was head hunted into my role. So I came with a different prospective, and I see things differently. We can talk specifically about financial services sexual broaden it, but what separates midwest from a few other areas of the world or areas of the United States is the fact that there is a very good company son of skills that is very difficult define another places. Now, you can argue that some of the skills still nascent they need to be developed in this is the highs working on. But if you look at the future, and what requires it real requires a bland old knowledge knowledge-based economy and very good understanding of the accusations traditional manufacture. Hiring in the place where people know how to make things right open times focuses is placed on only the knowledge fees or only the manufacturing these. And then if something goes wrong than the economic platform breaks down, I think the American west is very well positioned to capitalize on the future. Because if you focus on the bland of those skills than the regardless of what the future brings you will be in a good place to execute on that. Okay. So what are what's being done to capitalize on that? Well on the manufacturing side. There has been quite a bit in the last I would say eight to ten years in Ohio in particular there. Bring a lot of jobs that were displaced back into the economy five hundred plus jobs, five hundred thousand jobs have been created under this administration and job to hire has played a big role in that on the knowledge side. There.

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

05:54 min | 2 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Welcome back to the podcast better future. I'm John Biggs today on the show we have to. I have alle- Prokofiev founder and CEO of galactica you're doing a spaceflight startup. Isn't that right? While XM combination of things. Mine make my main big ideas. Deal the teams face those two tilted ultima seatings face, which will be. And a compiler of different space to be champion Carthy and my mission is more than just make strategist to also to make space community and global space movement which combines together before people and different companies. Very cool. So tell us about how that's going. So nets moments. We have already compiled on our communities, six thousand of people from different countries, the majority of Zama space engineers since bayside his. But we also have people who who is doing architecture design, things about Spacey, and we are currently being building our own book Chan platform for both collaboration on the dick scales based projects, and also to make crowdfunding ends crowd investing in space in face projects, which concerned about Spacey Unza Naza saying is that we have repaired the very special thing about some human capital human resources on this platform is about engaging people in this commune to end the ins aces space. Seeded thing regarding technical side. We have made a preliminary design for the those conceptual drawings. And we have beautiful Tutic knowledge is one is three d. printer for space and on these in you type of engine for to launch things into space, which will be quite kind of disruptive technology for the current market says, are all? No, we are. We are also on doing a kind education project about space and building space prototype for space, CD-roms Earls in Switzerland. We abilities. So what is what does it take? What is it? What is it going to require actually build a city in space? Is it just the money that you need or is it, or is there more expertise than that humanity needs to gather before we started doing this kind of thing. On moments, I suppose if you manage to has already. And the thing is that on the face of this face in facing these very similar to the development of IT technologists. So it was be Kuan to a loss like into beginning of nineties OI even thinking eight, he's everybody said l. k. like computers, iphone, you was good ball. They'll never never happens. A century are ever happens during everybody. Now uses iphones and always all's de jets. So the same thing is about space. Actually. We have already owes dick -nology also researches. We just need to combine altogether our forces to really starts doozies. Of course, there need to be different researchers regarding you type of engine sin. You type of getting followings face underscores is in your future, but it's already starting to. Going on out on it financial side. The main idea of mall for our gains of bowls. My foams in institutional investors, private investors and crowd funding. As I follow the very interesting things that Liz looks of people from different countries which are reading gauged space top against facing, and which really wants to birth Speights into their own mind to food their own efforts and food, their own also e- to actual crypto, he's into mixed. It's kind of very your year, the Mark of the combined together, both intellectual investment, SANZAR money, financial investments. How does a cut isn investor make their money back on space? I I think that's one of the questions like why? Why wouldn't more institutional investors be plowing money into these ideas. The main thing is currently space markets. Oseran to are two types or is it a very small startups on onto on hand? Don't you are b. b. companies like Spacey. So blue origin has big my behind then and what we are doing these making platform into meter between small companies and big ones. And what we are doing is also combining kind of making ako season enfold before all of them. So Rennes investigations to our project. He could see different types of the project. P could see a show Trump projects which connected to space. For example, on three, we made the also use the right now of all our for the earth. So for the earth solution, for example, to bring some details or to us from suppling ultima Bal industry into on money likes way and frantic those be used in space ends on as it Hines. lands. Investor has also excess too long more long-term projects, but with more profit than with March on he's investments. And this is a very special model we compiled in our funds in the novel funding.

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Our model of how the world works has been based around relatively simple explanations and causes relatively simple, but that may. Gatien there's more there's more detail in the world and we then we can even imagine, and we're missing missing quite a bit of it. Interesting. Yeah. So this is so I'm now back the very first thing, which is what may book is about, which is in fact. Takes as a as a starting point. Suppose the the machines are actually right in their type of model of the world incredibly complex generally not reduced to a few simple laws, suppose that's right ends oppose. We are coming to accept. That's right had is that change how we think the world works in how we ought to work in the world. That's probably as clear as I've ever been about this book now about to turn it in by the way. So why really. Well, I'll give you a transcript of this. You can. You can. One last question in terms of in terms of what you guys are thinking about at the beginning of the internet versus today has has have, are you disappointed? Are you happy that things are turning out the way they are looking at the looking at the way media works in the way the internet has changed in our lives is that is a good is an overall good or overall a medium or overall bed. I think it's, I mean, if you wanna average on, then it's then it's medium, but you know, that's like. Having the world divided into incredibly rich people and starving masses. Overall, it's good on average. Everybody's happy. So. On the one hand, I feel like there were enough voices and really strong wonderful voices who are informing us in learning us about the very serious problems that internet is 'gendering and these voices. We have not heard from from traditional media. And so you don't need another white guy talking about this. I think that that's right on the other. So on the other hand, I do feel that times it's my role as an old man who early on was touting the internet, the web, that there is a role for some of us to say. No, that's absolutely you're right. There's it's not your how much cursing you're allowed. But I have a friend who. Refers to the internet of shit. There's huge, huge issues. Everybody listens to this knows about on the other hand. We should also at times remember that although this is this is the greatest time in human history to care about knowledge to wanna, be smart, knowledgeable. It's also the greatest time in Newman history to be a complete idiot. That's what you wanna do. This is the golden golden age idiocy. And, and that's we know that that it's also important to remember how much better the world is in so many ways because we can hear these voices. They're so much more knowledge available that knowledge can be contested and contextualized. It can also be stupidly absorbed and turn you into a hate monger and a Neo Nazi, but it doesn't have to. So I find that I'm spending I participate in conversations about what's gone wrong would never want to downplay that or back away from it or even distract attention from it. I do think it's worthwhile remembering how much creativity, knowledge, kindness and goodness. The internet has also enabled. All right, David. Thank you for this. When is the book coming out on the fall, two thousand nineteen. He doesn't nineteen. Okay. So we have a little bit of time, but we'll we'll, we'll get you back on when it comes up. You can flog it can denounce everything. This has been tech adobe. I'm John Biggs David for joining us. Thank you.

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Technotopia

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Sticking to the core, but we have is that we were fortunate five years ago, identify this being a real investable themes, but we were really, I think, maybe lucky, maybe smart to have enlisted the help of some of the world's leading robotic AI Paul ears, we actually have seven. And their team. This really gives us a massive competitive vantage to understand the technologies and where the world is going before. Everyone be gets to think everything is obvious. Very cool. Tom super look forward to my my health robot overlord being carrying me around the house and the and doing rations on me. Sounds good ball as as a society. You know, we couldn't be more excited about the technologies happing they think about where we were in maybe seventeen hundreds in terms of, you know, life expectancy and college graduation. I mean, we were, it was peanuts. I mean, the life expectancy back in seventeen hundred might have been twenty six years, you know? And so we continue to evolve and these are technologies that are gonna, help simplify our life and and make it and make it better. And so we're really excited from a societal impact. And as just as importantly from an investment standpoint, we think this is very early days than we would encourage. You know your audience to to take a look at. We develop index of of eighty company extra right eighty seven companies. It is rebalanced quarterly without the ride. It's in. In forty percent US sixty percent international really plays to the entire value chain, say AI and less than these companies are insurer traditional indices. So we think there's a lot of value your the ticker for index or for ETF to correspond to this call bro. So hopefully you're investors and get a chance to take a look at that. All right, sounds good. This has been technophobe. I'm John Biggs. Thank you for listening. We will see you next.

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Technotopia

03:47 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Welcome back to the podcast but a better future. I'm John Biggs the show we have Bill Studebaker CIO of robo global, and you're going to make robots that are going to help us in our old age. Is that right? That's right. Jani probably is not a more exciting area to be. And right now when you're looking at robotics automation that than healthcare. So a lot of talk about, that's for sure. Why don't you tell us a little bit Roble global and and what you're seeing on the robo front because we've, we haven't had a lot of robot folks on here, which is pretty cool. Well, thanks so rubber global by way back is actually index company, and it was about five years ago that my partners nicer had the belief anticipation. That robotics a, I were disruptive technologies that were in the change, you know, every industry every market. We know what happened with the with with e commerce and the internet. The internet changed Google searches it. It brought about ecommerce, it change how we socialize, how we can the media and that's about it. I was very transformational, but we think about robotics yacht user technologies that are going to penetrate every market and we really are in the early innings. And we think this is gonna be just a burgeoning asset class and looking out the five, ten years from now, we think of sort of find it. It's a big mistake to have not embraced, you know what's going on. Good. So what does what is modern robotic look like right now? What is what are some of the folks that you're talking to look like? Well, it's it's diverse. I mean, what's what's interesting about about the I actually kind of bifurcated into technology, Snape location. So the technologies are what make you Thomas system. I'm worth the computing, the processing Bentinck actuation immigration, and there's all the use cases. The were whereby AIB would well virtually everywhere, right into Healthcare Act in the food into consumer because security and surveillance in the warehouse automation and you know, industrial applications, and we're just starting. And so I think what investors are beginning to really appreciate now is that again, these, what? These are foundational technologies that are being applied to every industry every market and healthcare is going to go through dramatic changes. Healthcare dated right now is getting digitized and structure in really from a new. Electronic record to imaging to DNA sequencing and there's just new ways to adjust data are occurring daily. And so the idea would healthcare is that we're gonna begin to lower costs, democratize Houston, care and delivery. And essentially what's happening to human beings is nothing but remarkable. I mean, we're extending our life expectancy and children that are born now are not gonna live until they're seventy or eighty. You know try one hundred to one forty. And so this is a game changing opportunity for humanity. So that's understood the the idea that we're going to, we're living so long that we're gonna need robots to help us get around right. Well, definitely. I mean, what we're using now, a odd is the basically to tackle disease really from monitoring to detection to lifestyle management. And there are a lot of big companies are are focusing on specific applications. I mean, Google is like apple is, you know, tackling diseases like I disease diabetes, heart, Parkinson's. MS. We're just scratching the surface. I mean, estimate of the top five percent of surgeons can do things at ninety..

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Technotopia

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Slash techno ZipRecruiter the smartest way to hire. Welcome back to the topi- the podcast about, but a future. I'm John Biggs today on the show we have an a hole award. She CEO circle. Click. She's a futurist, which is my favorite kind of person. Welcome. Thanks for having me. I like tryst as well. I know I don't even know him futurist yet. I feel like I'm just talking to Futurists, but I feel like some of the future ISM is rubbing off on me. Well, that's great. That's perfect. I, I actually have created a designation. I like to call super futurist. Which I came up with last year based on the idea that we've responsibility is as as people who are in, you know, in the know and gatekeepers to technology. I think we have a responsibility to those who don't have that access an so super Futurists. We don't just predict we should also. We should also try and inform the masses, which is something I think a lot of Philip doing. Woman? Yeah. So the futurist is have the traditional future was like that faith popcorn, kind of situation where they would. They charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for for big exciting presentation about like in the future. Everybody's gonna be on flying segues, and they never talked to the the other issues. You really can't talk about the future in news or anything, right? If heels like it's other current, it's other absolutely present or it's little bit past, but there's the future. You can't really talk about. No, no, it's not what gets clicks like, hey, here's a whirl. Well, informed opinion that's not controversial like that's not really where the news is right now. So you know, in my mind, I think we have to evolve past that because what petrous actually do. I think it's different by definition. I landed on it years ago as a way to encompass my philosophy who I was because I wasn't quite a data. Scientist wasn't quite a lot of things, but what I was always very sure about was that I had a an obsession with the future. I had a science fair project as a kid where a soda watch onto a shirt and the teacher told me that was crazy. No one's ever gonna wear, watch like that. So it's like I, it's been a thing for Masons was a thing a since things were things as a child. So to me, it's ingrained, but I think that it's not just predictions. I think it's it's compelling. Others to see your vision in helping them understand how technology can improve their lives. What's the best way to assess what technologies are going to be important, which technologies aren't going to be important. I mean, that's, that's you need to the individual obviously. But I think it's, you know, I'm a big believer in not letting big companies critic our standards, and that's something unfortunately that has happened. So I think it's important to look at entire industries not just big companies. Like right now, I think the way that predictions are going around social media are just completely focused on the big three, right? Whereas we should be looking at the smaller players in just looking at it, looking at it at a Sahfiqul sense, not necessarily impractical sin. You know, I just a hate big companies dominating in taking people's mindshare. I think we have to get out of that. Think about, think about specifics of houses improve your life. What are the harms of this in just being realistic? How do we take that back? How do we take the those ideas back from from big companies. I think by establishing our own standards, I'm a big fan of w three c, I'm a big fan of all these independent consortium. But I read something recently that basically said that a huge huge portion of open source developers were actually funded by big companies on the down low. And so we have, you know, limited options consumers when when they're three big companies deciding all of our choices..

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Technotopia

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Podcast but a better future i'm john biggs today in the show we have clear brenner she's the co founder of the urban innovation fund which is a topic near and dear to my heart welcome welcome claire really excited to be here so tell us a little bit about the urban innovation fund if if what kind of urban innovation your funding implicitly i guess sure so urban innovation fund is a venture capital firm based in san francisco and we invest in shaping the future cities back and really run the gamut and triggered industry vertical from very traditional smart city sectors like transportation and utility management but we also include in our vision for solving problems sectors like education the future of work we really try to take an expansive view but all of our investing is at the really early thieves so we typically right recede and check them between one hundred and five hundred k although we do often invest over multiple rounds i'm in a big part of our value add is not just investing but providing a lot of strategic support to our companies especially around areas of political and regulatory strategy just because those are areas where as a trees every day in the news companies have a lot of trouble figuring that base out i wanna talk about all of that stuff because that's that's excellent because he's recently this podcast has been about blockchain because everybody's said about blockchain but i'm most excited about the future cities because the premise of this podcast was that we were either gonna live in like a beautiful world where it's going to be really nice and green and cafes everywhere or it's gonna be blade runner so i'm trying to figure out which one should be betting on and if i should get on the spaceship when i get the chance i would say stick around i think there's a lot of really exciting innovation happening and they're actually a lot of companies that are marrying your to interests in terms of the blockchain.

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04:40 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Welcome back to topi the podcast but a better future i'm john biggs today in the show we have the founder of capital it's melting damore cz was that right i say that even correctly melton demerging their deniro's oma good so let me try that again d'humieres yeah the the c yeah hey the murs okay perfect three i dunno i wanted to get right because i get like like is landed folks on here too and it's got gotta be tough three to one welcome back to tokyo the podcast about a better future i'm john biggs today the show where the founder of fina capital melton d'humieres welcome to the show this is this is a real treat because i think we we last talked years ago i think it was about blockchain and everything we talked about it about nine months ago on stage in las vegas this years ago was an aggressive conversation and i walked away from not saying john so refreshing wonderful very few people have ever said i'm refreshing i'm like i'm i'm like a maybe an espresso maybe i'm restorative either way i think the other people i'm not panel we're not loving it but i had a great time so looking forward to doing it all over again so let's this is this is a pen but this is a podcast optimism but this this is how things are going to change for the better we can talk a little bit about how things suck right now i i feel that the whole blockchain bitcoin industry is run by a bunch of rose who are essentially trying to keep outsiders out at the same time you have banks and the big companies trying to trying to cash in on it and they're trying to create their own their own systems designed to keep highly technical people out of the whole operation and i think it's creating a vortex of secretary that's ruining the whole industry would you disagree not not at all okay yeah i think look here's here's the the sad part of all of this is we've seen the story before i don't think there's that much around with happening here that's highly unusual i think we have a group of people who are spreading very studio intellectual narratives and they're finding that they can get away with it operated in an environment where cash financial capital is the cheapest it's ever been it's never been easier to raise money it's never been easier to launch a project and use big buzzwords and latex font which is the font that people use for academic papers try to intellectual paper that add into the market raise money and then she basically dick around with these crypto utopian ideas the look that's that's a highly skeptical take on things than i do think that there are a lot of people who say they're in this because they care about freedom and financial inclu asian all of these things that make people feel good about themselves and provide a lot of social signal in virtue signal and that's one camp but i do think there are a lot of people here who are just excited about building new things on experimenting with technology i think this whole overcapitalization problem that's been created by the financial success of decline and particularly assyria is sadly part of the story that will continue to have negative impacts on this ecosystem for some time to come but i'm actually surprisingly optimistic in the midst of all this daca to acknowledge that we are seeing really really interesting locations come to market i still think bitcoin is revolutionary and novel in a lot of different ways that creates a lot of value for people and i'm generally optimistic which is lime still sending all of my waking hours focused on this particular technology this particular asset class in this group of entrepreneurs investors and thinkers impact this whole thing because there is a lot going on there and this is actually fascinating so what is what is this whole industry look like in ten years i think it looks just like the the the tech industry right i think there are a lot of different companies that are building the protocols there are a lot of.

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

04:14 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Welcome back to the podcast better future i'm john biggs to initially of mark hopkins futurist and your vc and you're doing all kinds of crazy stuff right mark yeah i just kinda go wherever i get interested in going these days which is a fun place to be at how does that does that work would you just like shop places or you like zelic kind of situation where just give you give you titles not i mean a little bit yeah so i mean i i was a journalist for a tiny years and i talked about things that i thought were interesting and then you know a couple years ago i mean most of it was about blockchain and so a couple years ago the rest of the world started thinking blockchain was interesting and so i just gotta get kinds of crazy invitations to do stuff now very cool all right so i mean we've the past couple of shows have been about blockchain specifically would what are you what's your take on on what's happening now what's going to happen the next ten years i know that's i know that's a big question but pretty huge but i i i'm i'm one of those guys drank the koolade really early on i i've i was in it for i mean i've gone through all the stages at all these other any anybody that gets the block chain of really loves it goes through where i maybe it's about the money or it's about like one specific project in you know they start getting their eyes open about hey maybe this could be a disruptive technology that changes the world and and now i actually was gonna take a break for bit and write a book because i believe so much about like how you could reshape society with blockchain i was gonna do one of these ray kurzweil books predict the next ten years and every time i'd finished a chapter at look up to be an article that you or somebody else wrote and go so i kinda got back into getting my hands dirty and getting involved with projects now a lot of my writing ends of being eagles white papers and stuff like that as opposed to above but i think maya magic potion to answer your question is not big enough to saying exactly what it's going to be in ten years 'cause like what i was thinking was five years out or ten years out happened like a week later it just the pace of change in some respects is is amazing and not just in blockchain but also in cognitive and just in time delivery and you know just i think in general were headed towards a post scarcity world is we're not gonna know that until we get there and whether that means it's either gonna be star trek or wally just depends if you're an optimist or pessimist suppose but it's going to be like one of those or maybe somewhere between what is scarcity mean in this context what is that what is it give us if we're post scarcity in this context it gives i think i think about it in terms of meeting more individual liberty or freedom for the individual just for for for people that are no bound to work right you know a lot of us when we grew up if we came from a privileged background we're told we could be anything do anything just go to college you know live your dreams and many of us that weren't as privileged didn't have those opportunities and i think oh scarcity means in a lot of ways that elevates the rest of humanity to the level of privilege that the upper crust of the first world has and has today that's an interesting point so i was i was talking with a buddy he was who's out with a boy scout troop in up in michigan and a lot of republicans out there hanging out a lot of trump supporters but he said it's more it's less about it's less about a political beliefs it's more about a lifestyle idea that you want a similar lifestyle that you experienced on the i don't know the leafy streets of grand rapids riding your bike and and doing all this stuff and you.

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Is the first quite because things cannot be stopped you don't interest permission and noone noone any substances including technical and even even legal could stop you from doing that i mean you could put yourself in a bad situation chore in china because now in new mexican channel can do script but basically she wanna do it you can do it so so that's i think the first thing on the reason it matters is because from the moment you don't need to ask permission you creating a whole new set of possibilities that are not possible before and you are giving power to people that not power we are living in comfortable countries where we have a rather with all its problems stable economies but she will countries like for example venezuela argentina or some countries in africa even some countries in asia they're very unreliable political any clinical system their banking system has completely failed their inflation is completing the roof and they're monitoring system is just unusable unreliable so quick to for them is not just a decoration something nice to think about it's really it's become the attorneys to what they need for their economy so no one can stop them from using that and that important staff no matter how much government can be repressive amish organization wants to stop you cannot stop that so so the taxi driver next time you see it should understand that is not just a set of database and rules but that really enabling to the giving back power to people who need them very cool all right so you're working on codename django right is there anywhere else where people can find out what you've been working on so far too much because trying to keep to keep a low profile until we come out but i think the best way to know what i think about on krypton pretty vocal about it either on twitter at in always inertia can show notes real on and also on medium where i write from time to time it's also megan under some slash at real high very cool thanks for joining us on technophobia i'm john biggs we will see you next week technophobia.

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

03:27 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"Welcome back to the podcast about a better future i'm john biggs tell the show we have oriole ohio on he ceo of codenamed django code named django sounds like a like a spy novel oreo welcome john nice to talk to you are you is it is it like a is it a secret weapon would you guys going to do at this codename django it's a temporary name until we reveal the food wine we've been working one year it's a neo crypto surveys that building and we released this year and we keeping them hysteria rounded than as you said it's kind of a suspense of title anybody know about it except for you and your your team or is it like it's not it's not it's not a super secret of nobody knows about it yet no actually we have temporary website than we already give into the pro trying to solve it's going to be a new generation of custody service for crypt i said it's a wake better store and manage to us that's most security better either experienced so these disclose but that's always say okay okay all right so i've known used since i believe we used to take baths together as children in tech crunch so you most recently got into crypto why are you into where are you so into crypto i came very late you it is you know because of my early different dna and you know my personal experience with internet i've always been on early adopter of everything and for some reason i came late to that it's always been on my radar but it's only it's only came very late that i discovered actually not beat going but egeria meant for me that was the owner because for the first time i discovered that you could build apps that were basically unstoppable and i've been trained all of my life to build apps for platforms in for for apple and others might prior entrepreneur life or even as a venture capitalist i've been funding a few companies in those stems and i've been seeing for san that it's really really hard to build something sustainable when you can be stopped and for me when i first discovered the syrian was actually about two years ago was the eye opener since then i've been able to seek about anything else so now i'm a hundred percent into it than the reason i'm so enjoy it is because i think they seize at the beginning of new euro of internet of sorts of infrastructure that relations that we built we stealing the very early days but i want to be that way so i decided to invest percents of my timing so that's an interesting point so you had been building apps you'd be building things for mobile platforms for for years and then you decide that it's a it's a better idea to build a system that what that is undone i guess as answer well you can be damaged because you know the the uman factor makes it that you can always could think that don't work but you know in theory once you have something that he's distributed that is not centralized you have a system that is more resilient is more resilient to attacks it's more resilient to rules changes it's more resilient to even mike what factors that you can't control so the fact that you are building this during frustration her on which your your your services going.

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"We're still in the early days with this or trying to make it better and i've i've got a number of things i think that that are bright and our future that probably won't really be ready for another year or several years for example the lightning network is something i think is really interesting but its there are still highly developing it it it has a lot of potential and that there's so many different ways that this could go i don't i don't know what the final but the final form of bitcoin will be but i think as long as it remains strong and and keeps it's it's history of of being censorship resistance and decentralised and that's the most important thing and then we can try to build these other features like scale ability and faster throughput faster confirmation and the ability to do micro payments easier serb so we should all be bullish on the continent i certainly am visit as a as a future as a fugitive eric very cool so sent where can people find out a a little bit but a little bit more about what you're working on also i'm a software engineer at bit go b i t o dot com aware a multi signature while that we power lot of the bitcoin exchanges i'd do the occasional blog post on coin desk dot com and i'm an avid tweeter and my twitter handle is lop l o p p vertical all right thank you very much this has been technophobia i'm john biggs we will see you next week thanks.

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"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

Technotopia

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on Technotopia

"We're going to technophobia i'm john biggs and today we have james in law he's a bitcoin enthusiast and programmer and you're going to tell us about the future block chain and how things are going to be amazing right i sure hope so okay so so as as you may not know we're focused primarily on how things are not going to suck in the future so if there's any there's any thing that you think it's gonna suck you might as we'll talk about it now that we've got away yeah well you know we've a lot of us her in the bitcoin and blockchain's space uh who got into it earlier did so infer philosophical on ideological reasons and so there there are a lot of great ambitions of what we think that this technology can allow us to accomplish it's been really interesting over the past couple of years you know seeing how some of the different viewpoints of people in the system have have caused us to bought heads and i guess the long story short is a i think the there's always going to be politics regardless of what the technologies okay well let's start let's turn out a little bit more slowly so let's talk a little bit about blockchain's generally as a as a tool because let's assume that uh let's assume that that the audience has heard about it but they don't quite understand what's going on so what are what are we talking about right now share so uh the black shane is basically a a new type of data structure database if you will which is a way for us to to have a new type of ledger uh that let you keep track of things to be as generic as possible and the real difference with the blockchain's verses any of the legers that have been used for northrop throughout human history is that now we have a way for it to be immutable and basically prove ably unchain.

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"john biggs" Discussed on NWAP

NWAP

01:46 min | 4 years ago

"john biggs" Discussed on NWAP

"Oh let's say the bones though make sure that you go id watchdog i have them and i mean the great from lesotho situation her first identity really recoup losses nexia prosecuting the person because he did to both parties uh i mean yeah like ali wants dog site twenty thousand monthly straight again you feel good we live in new york so as let us glamorousness probably need that tremor central scam or central um i don't know that i have a new additional financial advice other than what the fuck i just saw john biggs earlier uh you know begum america used to have this privacy assists bank be pillai told 95 a a month you like scores from all three credit bureaus sold breezy and bossi may make for how might it was like east the b twelve ninety five a month boulmerka got rid of it i don't know why they hour the program but it's not there anymore uh i don't know lines privacy guy i don't know if i have any financial advice ashley that won't be some super generic a they i don't know that any initiatives they'll kind of i mean just like out i don't tell people stephanie more like cut out there starbucks every day because it's nikolai live your life like if i had a lot say you know what i mean like it doesn't really boil down to like that little stuff sometimes it's like you do you know what the s that's actually go point let let's talk about that before we close at the podcast this idea that poor people will have to go without everything in order to have not war.

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