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How Monopolistic Capitalism in Tech Can Use Decentralization to Their Advantage

*First things first, I am not here to neither reprimand nor endorse monopolistic or competitive capitalism, but rather to use first principles thinking as a systematic approach on how some relentless monopolistic markets use decentralized tactics to inevitably excel past expectations compared to markets in perfect competition. This type of thinking is highly encouraged by Aristotle (philosophical works), Descartes (Cartesian Doubt), and Elon Musk (SpaceX, Tesla, Solar City, The Boring Company).

We’ll analyze the mammoths, Microsoft and Google, and use reasoning to find out which of these companies are going to survive and which will fail due to lacking any type of decentralized organizational structure.

“With first principles, you boil things down to the most fundamental truths … and then reason up from there.”

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Digital Media

Technology, Digital Analytics, and the new Monopoly

As time and technology march on, occupations, professions, and major market players adapt or fade away. I can recall as a freshman in college being told that newspapers had already had their heyday decades ago.

News isn’t going away, but paper is being replaced by screens the size of your hand and much, much larger, with speed (but not really depth) that travels around the world in split seconds.

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New Skyscrapers Fueling Arctic Meltdown

* 2017 set a record for the most skyscrapers built in a single year – 144. 2018 is predicted to eclipse it by reaching 160 superstructures. Happy dance. Not.

The fossil fuel energy necessary to produce the concrete and steel in each of those 144 edifices, located in 69 cities (many of which sit empty in China), is cooking our planet alive.

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China Used More Concrete in 3 Years than America Used in the 20th Century

In 2018, the Arctic had its warmest winter on record at least 10º(F) above normal. The Arctic is missing 62,000 square miles of ice below last year’s record low.

Minus the ice, the latent heat from the Arctic Ocean transfers immense amounts of energy into the troposphere. It supercharges the polar jet stream which now meanders 10, 20 and even 30º southward, off course. This wayward polar jet stream has unleashed deadly and wild weather around the globe, including recent snowfalls in London and Rome. Keep Reading

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The Story of Calendars

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Remember the days when we used to source things in nature as a way to track time? Of course not. Or maybe you were a scout when you were still in grade school.

Today even the little ones want access to technology. But the fact still remains that days begin with the rising sun and end with it setting. The bright moon and stars light the sky in remote areas today.

Now imagine primitive man in the tropics. When the moon is full and big, it rises around sunset. Human curiosity and pursuit for logic must have led to counting days between the occurrences of these simultaneous events. That interval is still referred to as a lunar month.

Using this month, primitive man must have counted the lunar month interval between other annual natural events like spring or winter to get a lunar year.

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Software Abuse – At the Hands of Tech Giants

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Children that grow up in abusive households assume that everyone gets slapped around when they make a mistake or spill their milk. When it’s all you know, you believe it’s normal. It never occurs to them that their parents are being mean – just loving them in a way that hurts. Like software companies treat us.

Software abuse is rampant and pervasive. It is being perpetrated by every software company – the bigger the company, the more severe the abuse. If you are thinking, “I use software, and I don’t feel abused”; exactly. You are that kid being slapped around, and you think it’s normal.

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Technology 2018

7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2018

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Regardless of whether you’re a diehard tech fanatic after the latest devices, or a laid-back “average” consumer, you can’t help but look forward to the technology developments and trends that lie ahead. After a year with surprisingly high sales for smart speakers and virtual reality, and the debut of several new phones and tablets, we look ahead at what lies in store for the industry in 2018.

These general tech trends have the capacity to change how we live and interact with each other.

So what will the biggest tech trends of 2018 be, and how will our lives change, accordingly?

  • AI permeation
  • Digital centralization
  • 5G preparation
  • Data overload
  • White collar automation
  • Seamless conversation
  • UI overhauls

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Auto – What’s Hot in 2018

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DUBAI  — Things move quickly in 2018, and the auto industry is no different. From bold design concepts to innovative features that enhance aesthetics, performance, and the overall driving experience, automakers continue to unveil their best with each passing year.

This gallery showcases such brands as Alpine, Aston Martin, Bentley, and more. Go ahead and feast your eyes on the best of 2018.

Here’s a look at what’s hot in auto for 2018 – courtesy of our friends at wheel.thecontenthub.com

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