Bits and stuff: revolutions, ageing and fish – August 28, 2017

Here you have an excellent reminder from Vlad Zamfir that blockchains are not the “revolution” we’ve been told they are. They’re progress, yes, but won’t end up with the wide-ranging reach the mainstream press promises. There are many, many data applications for which a blockchain is not useful.

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CB Insights has published an overview of 30 industries that could be impacted by blockchain technology. It’s cursory and incomplete (it misses out fairly obvious ones like capital markets and gaming), but a useful introduction with some good explanations.

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I would love to live in a tiny, floating house that was partly above and partly below water. Especially if I get to have champagne in the bedroom. (Via MyModernMet.)

via MyModernMet
via MyModernMet

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The World Economic Forum muses on what will come after the smartphone. They seem to think that it’s augmented reality. I think it’s the watch. You?

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This is awe-inspiring on so many levels… TechCrunch interviews a 23 year-old who has just closed her second fund for startups working on aging.

 

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