I'm going to try and post semi-regular posts that test common myths, old and new. This first one is highly topical, and has to do with mRNA vaccines, the basis of several of the leading COVID-19 vaccines. Listen to anyone who are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccines, and a concern they are very likely to … Continue reading Myth Tested: A Jab From The Past
Bitcoin, Dogecoin, the Chinese, and Elon Musk, oh my Supposedly, there's an ancient Chinese curse that goes "may you live in interesting times". And boy, have times been interesting for investors in cryptocurrency lately, with more ups and downs than a mountain trail run. The main player, of course, is Bitcoin. By far the most … Continue reading Crypto is Dead, Long Live Crypto
Waymo has changed leadership. What can we deduce (i.e. speculate) from the new faces? Waymo, the autonomous car wing of Alphabet, announced new leadership last week. For a long time, the company was headed by John Krafcik, who has extensive experience in the automotive industry. He is now stepping down, and leaving leadership to a … Continue reading Finding A New Way(mo)
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been an unusual year. But that's not going to stop me from putting out my annual My Year In Books, recapping some of the literary highlights of my year. I read a total of 31 books this year, which is about the usual amount. I … Continue reading My Year In Books 2020
Imagine this scenario: you're out hiking in the British mountains, maybe in Wales (by the famous Brekin Beacons) or the famous Lake District, when you trip, fall, and injure your leg. You're unable to walk another step. You pull out your phone and place a call to the authorities, but you're a good hours hike … Continue reading Jet Packs To The Rescue!
Finishing the week strong with a round-up of some of the best news from primarily the tech area. It's Friday, and time to take a look at a bit of good news from the past week. Let's go. The future is coming, and it may just save us all. California puts deadline on ICE carsThe … Continue reading Friday Dose of Good News
If I was the CEO of a traditional car manufacturer, and didn't already have a solid investment in an EV strategy, I'd be calling for an emergency management meeting about now. Tesla's annual battery day was upon us this week, delayed from the spring due to the COVID-19 restrictions. And interestingly, I'm seeing as many … Continue reading A Battery (Day) of New Announcements
Start the weekend right It's Friday, y'all! Not sure why I put the y'all there, as I've never actually lived in any state that uses that as part of their vocabulary, but it just seemed like it fit. But it is Friday, so we could all use a bit of good news to start the … Continue reading Friday Dose of Good News
Trigger warning: this post will seem cold and calculating Over the past few months, we've been seeing more and more talk about one or several COVID-19 vaccines coming through, there are two juxtaposing, but equally reasonable, points of view regarding when we introduce a future vaccine to the public. Point of view number one is … Continue reading Playing By Numbers
Innovation labs are changing, and some are shuttering their doors. What comes next? There was a time, about 2 years ago, when everyone wanted an innovation lab. It was the shibboleth of legacy companies who wanted to join the cool, creative world of Silicon Valley-inspired startup culture. Now, I'm seeing a lot of these labs … Continue reading What Comes After The Lab?