Epic games lost the fight against Apple and as a result Fortnite will no longer be updated on iPhones, iPads and Macs. Who cares, it’s just a game?!
Well, yes, but… Before Fortnite our Friday family time mostly consisted of watching series or movies and snacking. Then Fortnite became a thing, and one by one the four of us started playing on our iOS devices. This actually meant we were playing together on the couch as a team. Kicking butt, calling names as the Helyes-Suhajda squad.
There was something in it for everyone. The kids enjoyed the action and goofed around, while the parents enjoyed the challenges and trying to outsmart other players. And we all enjoyed scoring new outfits and gear, and putting together our own style. …
Having stayed up late at night just to watch the Neuralink Progress Update live, I spent next morning’s swimming session pondering what I would want to use this brain implant for. Obviously, we are decades away from decoding the brain to pull off something as advanced as the conceptual and consensual telepathy, so I want to focus on what might be achievable now if the tech were mature enough. How could a Neuralink improve my life today?
I’m currently reading, or rather listening to “The Future is Faster than You Think” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, and I’m really enjoying this kind of speculation and extrapolation of advanced technologies and their impact.
AI obviously plays a major role in this future we are fast approaching and the authors do a good job trying to imagine all the ways it will transform our lives. For example in the chapter “The Future of Shopping”, they portray a world where AI knows us better than we know ourselves and orders goods based on recent research and personal preferences. …