Future Forward – Episode #1

Future Forward:

Tech is driving changes in how we connect, share, fight, love, and come unglued. The hardware (gear) is impacting the software (us) in ways big and small. The gig economy sets us free of the cubicle, but creates a 24/7 feedback loop of clients, pitches, and notifications. New innovations in media move information faster, in a blur of info bursts that make fact and fiction interchangeable. We have a Twitter Presidency.

We’re living through a moment of extraordinary innovation – Augmented Reality, DNA Medicine, The Democratization of Publishing. Driverless Cars. Artificial Intelligence. Amazing. But tech changes faster than humans – so the conflicts between the emerging global citizen and generations tied to nations, cultures, and closed boarders are sure to fuel conflict. A battle between the future and the past.

Each week on Future Forward we’ll explore the undercurrents, changes, wonders, and innovation that are making the world exciting, complicated, and scary. Cool startups. Great hardware. And the battles over work, nations, and laws.

Part 1- Today. Tech. Civics. Sociology.

– The Coming Showdown in DC over Fake News – Nov 1 congressional hearings with Facebook/Twitter/Google

LINKs:

What to expect when Twitter, Facebook, and Google testify in Congress on Nov. 1
What to expect when Twitter, Facebook, and Google testify in Congress on Nov. 1

Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigation
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/26/facebook-google-twitter-how-tech-giants-are-involved-in-russia-investigation.html

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is demanding more information from Facebook and Twitter about Russian users on their sites
https://www.recode.net/2017/10/27/16560974/dianne-feinstein-senate-judiciary-committee-russia-investigation-facebook-twitter

Part 2– Tomorrow: What’s Around The Corner.

– The iPhone X (big or bust?) Does it light up AR? Supply chain issues?

LINKS:

First-day preorders for the iPhone X sell out in minutes, Apple says demand is ‘off the charts’
http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-x-first-day-preorders-sold-out-at-applecom-2017-10

Thanks, Apple: You saved me from an expensive mistake (buying an iPhone X)
http://www.zdnet.com/article/thanks-apple-you-saved-me-from-an-expensive-mistake-buying-an-iphone-x/

Apple iPhone X Pre-Orders Sell Out In Minutes, Won’t Be Back In Stock Till December
https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykarcz/2017/10/27/apple-iphone-x-pre-orders-sell-out-in-minutes-wont-be-back-in-stock-till-december/#1cc354a341a3

Part 3- The Future.

– Are smartphones addictive? (or is it social media)

LINKS:

Digital Dopamine: When ‘Delightful’ Becomes a Drug
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/309155/digital-dopamine-when-delightful-becomes-a-drug.html

The iPhone is the crack cocaine of technology. Don’t celebrate its birthday
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/29/apple-iphone-ten-years-old-crippling-addiction

Understanding Cell Phone Addiction
https://www.psychalive.org/cell-phone-addiction/
Episode 1 audio

Viacom’s Big Play: Is It Too Late? #0078

Hacking TV Podcast | Feb 12, 2017

Welcome fellow TV Hackers. This week Viacom comes out from the shadows. A big play, or too little too late? Then, Facebook’s march to video dominance continues – with new hires and new tech. And YouTube isn’t going to sit still – expanding live and adding a puzzling paid chat feature. All that plus – more Trump fallout in the world of the nerd prom. And – sadly – more names to add to the growing dead pool. I’m Saul Hansell, and I’m Steve Rosenbaum and this is Hacking TV.

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The FCC is Trumped. Hacking TV #0077

Hacking TV Podcast | Feb 5, 2017

This week, a rite of passage for the next video powerhouse. Snap filed for its IPO
SH: This week in Trump, the FCC exempts telecom giants from net neutrality rules but cancels $9.25 broadband subsidies for poor people. We’ll look at the state of the Over The Top market And we say goodbye to a few more once promising startups. I’m Saul Hansell And I’m Steven Rosenbaum. We’ll have all that and more on this week’s
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Verizon Buys The World. And Trumpsters Ban It.

Hacking TV Podcast | January 29, 2017

This week lots of moving parts with big players including Facebook, Twitter, and Verizon Then – The downside of Upworthy? What happened and why it matters. And, of course – Trump news that impacts our Web TV World. And – Coming soon not just fake news articles, but fake audio and video that you can’t tell the real thing. I’m Saul Hansell,and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Hacking TV.

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Web Video: The Alternative Fact Edition.

Hacking TV Podcast | January 22, 2017

Welcome to the new Dystopian World of Web Video Carnage. Ok, not really. This is Hacking TV. And in fact, the new realities of Washington have brought in a whole new world of Fact Checking and truth sleuthing. Then, Netflix continues its race to world domination. All that – and Nancy Grace does something. I’m I’m Saul Hansell, and I’m Steve Rosenbaum and this is Hacking TV.

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DirectTV Now- Not Ready For Prime Time?

Hacking TV Podcast | January 15, 2017

This week on Hacking TV, some serious growing pains for DirecTV Now
But Saul has been using it and he rather likes it. Then, Apple seems to like Hollywood. It’s said to be shopping for scripted TV shows and movies. Hollywood always likes someone with a big checkbook. Meanwhile Amazon likes Anime. And nobody likes the NFL on Twitter. I’m Steve Rosenbaum And I’m Saul Hansell. We’ve got all that and more on the last Obama-era edition of..Hacking TV,

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CES – The Year Of OTT?

Hacking TV Podcast | January 8, 2017

Now that CES is over… the year can officially begin. We can’t tell you all of what happened at CES – but we’ve got some juicy highlights.Then – a peak at Washington, as the Trump Tracking begins. And some news on the people and deals front. Facebook’s new hire, and Cheddar’s new partnership
I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell and this is Hacking TV.

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Drones. Phones. And Screens. CES 2017

Hacking TV Podcast | January 2, 2017

Drones. Phones. And Screens. It’s the largest TECH Trade show of the year and CES 2017 is Full of Surprises. On this week’s edition of Hacking TV – we’ll preview the massive Vegas Tech trade show. Then – Twitter, back from the dead – and focused on… wait for it… VIDEO. We’ll take a peek at China’s web video plans… And finally – a quick trip to Norway, and a new way to create appointment TV. I’m Saul Hansell, It’s a busy first week of the New Year…and I’m Steve Rosenbaum… and this is Hacking TV.

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Hacking TV. The Ho Ho Ho Edition.

Hacking TV Podcast | December 18, 2016

Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s the Holiday Edition of Hacking TV. This week a quick look a back at the biggest stories in video of 2016 (if there were any). And then we pull out the crystal ball to divine where things are going in 2017. There’s war on many fronts… Netflix vs HBO. Over the top vs under the ground. Facebook Live vs YouTube not quite dead. Amazon vs everybody. And Donald Trump vs China. No way. We’re keeping our holidays happy and not discussing the impending apocalypse. So here’s to a new year in which we’ll have lots to watch except for the news. I’m Saul Hansell. And I’ve Steve Rosenbaum…and this is Hacking TV

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Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content
Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content

Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-ai-video-idUSKBN13Q52M

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Fake News. Fake Stars YouTube Quitting. And real AI to thwart Real Terrorists.

Hacking TV Podcast | December 11, 2016

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This week – is this the “Real” version of Hacking TV – or is it a Fake? Fake News. Fake Stats. Real Tweets. Ugh. Then – the highest paid Star of YouTube quits. Ok, never mind it was a fake quite  Who the heck cares about PewDiePie anyway? And as video becomes more ‘live’ – can an AI spot a terrorist. Or a naked body? Or anything bad? And a VR story that makes sense: HBO brings Game of Thrones and WestWorld to a very expensive headset near you. I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell – and this is Hacking TV.

LINKS:

FAKE NEWS – FAKE STATS – REAL TWEETS:

Weather Channel to Breitbart: ‘Climate change is real, and please stop using our video to mislead Americans’
http://www.businessinsider.com/weather-channel-breitbart-climate-change-2016-12?op=1

Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math

Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math

Trump’s Antagonistic Tweet Tests The Limits of Twitter’s Rules
https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/trumps-antagonistic-tweet-tests-the-limits-of-twitters-rules?utm_term=.mqbRXqVNPx#.ws6yK96l2P

WHO IS PewDiePie – and why do we care?

The Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2016: PewDiePie Remains No. 1 With $15 Million
http://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2016/12/05/the-highest-paid-youtube-stars-2016-pewdiepie-remains-no-1-with-15-million/#49e3143f6b0f

PewDiePie: YouTube could be ‘killing’ my channel because I’m white, so I’ll delete it
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/pewdiepie-youtube-delete-account-subscribers-analytics-white-lily-singh-a7457171.html

CAN AI SPOT A TERRORIST?

Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content
Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content

Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-ai-video-idUSKBN13Q52M

NEWS BITES: VR, Apprentice, Go90’s Newest Hire:

Google Daydream VR adds HBO, virtual Lego, and more games
http://www.businessinsider.com/weather-channel-breitbart-climate-change-2016-12?op=1

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