Brian and Mike discuss the industrial strength report as published by Mary Meeker of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers and the 2016 Internet Trends report she publishes every year. Brian breaks down the report on the various aspects of Voice First Revolution.
Today Brian and Mike discussed the news of Viv Labs launching publicly and the representative revolution in AI this represents.
The core of the discussion stems from the ideas of exformation (information subconsciously filtered out to give you a seamless perception of reality) originally presented in our interview of Tor Nørretranders. We use these building blocks and the history of basic human communication and technological progress to draw predictions on the future of how tech will creep up on us and change our everyday lives.
Mobile Payments in Africa, Remittance in Dubai and Apple’s TV + Apple Pay
This week Brian and Faisal discuss the Faisal’s recent travels to Africa to discover and learn about mobile payments in Africa, part of the financial inclusion discovery tour.
Faisal discusses the mobile payments landscape in Tanzania and how mobile payments are being used by all facets of society. In addition Faisal also discusses his recent trip to the labor camps in Dubai and how migrant workers are sending remittances back home, along with a surprise discovery when it comes to smartphones.
Brian delves deep into Apple’s September 9th (2015) event and what it has in store for us. In particular Brian elaborates on his Quora post about how Apple TV + Siri + Apple TV Apps + ApplePay might just be a reality for us all. How Apple is taking the bringing the big screen back and how our lives will change with the anticipated Apple TV launch. Brian hints at what he thinks will be Apple’s strategy with respect to how we interact and do commerce with our TV and Apple devices, using Siri and ApplePay.