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AI stands to have a large impact on society. It feels like it could be one of the dividing lines in the history of technology, where before and after look totally different.
We are certain that this is going to be a surprising, powerful and controversial field over the next several decades. It feels a little bit like microcomputers in the s. Engineering principles are now routinely applied through synthetic biology and bio is touching all aspects of life from healthcare to manufacturing and even food and agriculture.
There are so many directions this can go—fighting disease, slowing aging, merging humans and computers, downloading memories, genetic programming, etc.
Reading DNA has become incredibly fast and cheap. There are many interesting applications here. There will perhaps be even more interesting applications as we get better at writing DNA. We are also interested in applications of biotech to prevent its own misuses.
Brick and Mortar 2.
Amazon is putting malls and big box stores out of business. Rather than fighting a losing battle with Amazon, brands need to rethink how to use retail space in ways that play to their strengths.
Tesla, Warby Parker, and Peloton, for example, use brick and mortar locations as showrooms that complement their online sales channels.
Without the need to store inventory, retail space can be used much more efficiently. Interesting uses of brick-and-mortar space are not limited to retail stores: New businesses will be purpose-built for customers that are trained to expect features like online ordering, deep integrations with other services, and immediate delivery.
Additionally, the era of big box stores that migrated consumer attention out of main street and into suburban shopping centers flanked by parking lots is likely to change as the era of self-driving begins.
Once self-driving cars are adopted widely, our relationship with physical space will evolve in ways that are hard to predict. We want to see startups that are thinking about that shift and building new ways to use physical space.
We will also have to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon removal and sequestration technologies are still in their infancy. The current solutions can be divided into two groups:The purpose of this report is to explain the arguments for and against software piracy.
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BlackBerry aims to bring Cylance artificial intelligence and security tools into its software portfolio. 2. Anti-Virus Software In the s, computer viruses were generally passed from one user to another user via floppy disks. Hence, users in the s did not need anti-virus software if they both (1) only purchased software from reputable sources and (2) never copied programs from floppy disks provided by their friends and colleagues.