I loved this from Seth Godin on the Marketing Over Coffee podcast.
He’s speaking to how we view AI.
It’s a good perspective, what is it that a computer can’t do yet? Write those down, then chip away at them.
It’s the actual exercise our product team did, in exploring how to use AI as a force multiplier.
It might take a few rounds to really break those problems down.
But a super insightful process, at the very least creating a better understanding of where technology may better help you.
I’ve talked about the open web and how it’s changing, apps and private platforms like YouTube, Facebook, SnapChat have all expanded what you would now call the web in 2017.
And this vastness is hard to capture all in one place, Facebook has an idea of how vast and deep it is but no one else does. The same goes for YouTube.
In tandem, apps like Slack, are they part of the web? Arguably so. Email, email is content? Smart tv apps? Voice assistants? The list goes on.
My point is, that the internet now is very deep and a lot bigger than any of us can ever imagine, all around this premise of connected information.
And with that, there are more opportunities than ever before to learn, to create, to share, to build a business, to seek out your own corner of the internet.
You have a monopoly on you, so why not use it?
It’s your time – you reap the benefit of creating something.
So why build something that someone else could make?
Give it your spin. Make it unique. Share that expression.
The world will appreciate you for it.
Amazon recently announced their Whole Foods acquisition.
Mr Bezos is basically finding more and more products in your life, that he can wrap with Amazon Prime at the middle. Once you’re a member you’re in the club. A club where you are the star. If you’re in, you’re in – if you’re not you’re missing out big time.
One by one they’re chipping away, they’re probably only a few products away but once they hit that sweet spot I think they’ll face another big growth curve. Why give Amazon a small share of your wallet when they could be making your life easier with a larger share?
It’ll be phone, internet, content, products, consumables… what’s next – houses?
Something to think about. Amazon is fast becoming the Walmart of modern day.
I suspect there’s a future intersection between Amazon Prime & UBI.
In New York a line outside a restaurant/shop means something is good, it must be, otherwise why would people be lining up?
If we unpack that a little bit too – my expectation of a line in New York is that it will move fast. Even a line out the door can clear in 10 minutes.
However, in New Zealand, a line means slow service or they’re understaffed. A line the same length you could be in for 30 minutes. So if there’s a line you tend to flag something.
It’s always funny when someone visits or I return to NZ, to flip it, oh a line is bad now.
I suspect elsewhere in the world, a line means something else too.