Episode 38 - Predictions Panel on Virtual Services, Rise of the Outer Suburbs, and Zombie Coins
During the Fall 2018 Local Maximum Tech Retreat, we did a panel on the predictions that we make about the future of technology, consumer applications, and society.
Topics and analysis include virtual fitness training, online doctors visits, social media moderation, self driving cars, education, complex voice assistants, and more.
Including panelists Aaron and Crystal Astrachan (Amazon).
Coinye West was a cryptocurrency that actually never got off the ground due to a lawsuit from Kanye West.
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency based on the sheba dog meme (Doge) with a high inflation rate. It was once the number 3 coin in the Crytocosm according to coinmarketcap.com in 2013, but has since fallen to earth at number 21. Still, nearly half a Billion dollars in market cap is nothing to dismiss. It is also interesting to note that the word Doge - in addition to being a Strongbad misspelling of the word Dog - was also the name of the leader of the Italian city-state Republics of Venice and Genoa, which were known for their innovations in finance and commerce.
Peleton does not sponsor this show, but we sure talked about them a lot this episode!
About the Panelist
Crystal Astrachan works for Amazon Advertising as an analytics and media manager. She provides data-driven insights to Amazon's grocery advertisers, which helps them to understand their customers on Amazon and improve the effectiveness of their marketing. Crystal graduated from Yale University with a BA in psychology and also holds a MS in business analytics from NYU Stern. In her free time, she enjoys spin class, drinking lots of coffee with friends, and volunteering in her community.
Episode 37 on the effects of the rise in blockchain
Episode 26 on conversational commerce. One of my ill-fated predictions was in that area.
Episode 25 on the Great Twitter Purge (I was wrong about making progress in online conversations)
Episode 20 on AI agents in the economy
Episode 10 on Zuckerberg’s Testimony, also speaks to my wrong prediction about social media
Episode 12 on building Marsbot
Episode 7 with Dennis Crowley where we also do some predicting
Episode 5 on Ethereum