Published in Online Spin, April 15, 2016
I’m at the counter and I’ve just ordered my coffee. “That’ll be five bucks,” says the lady at the register. I hold my credit card to the machine for a second or two, it beeps, and I turn to go.
“You use that system?” my friend asks, dubiously. “You bet,” I say. “It’s amazing what I’ll do to save a few seconds.” It’s something I only noticed once I started using Uber: the startling feeling of luxury and sense of satisfaction I get from arriving at my destination and simply emerging from the vehicle like a movie star at the Oscars. No pedestrian wallet-fumbling for me, thanks. My people have it covered.
Published in Online Spin, April 1, 2016
The Los Angeles Times said, “The results are in and history has been made… [This development] brings to a close the era of board games as benchmarks in computing.”
The milestone “was supposed to be 10 years away,” said Vox. “In Two Moves,” trumpeted Wired, “AlphaGo And Lee Sedol Redefined The Future.”
Published in Online Spin, March 18, 2016
I think we need a new word for “future.” When I hear people talking about “the future,” I usually make a couple of baseless assumptions: It’s in my lifetime, but far enough away that I don’t really have to worry about it. Maybe 20 or 30 years. Maybe more.