“Hey, don't look at me. I stopped dreaming a long time ago” – Frank Riley, “Batteries Not Included,” Universal Studios, 1987
At CES, a whole new flock of fly-high, fly-fast, fly-bad drones were introduced and now the category is suddenly destined to be the next monstrous consumer category.
Some were so small they fit in the palm of your hand. In fact, I think I stepped on one in the show’s crowded aisles … but it might have been popcorn. I couldn’t see with all the folks mobbing the show floor, but I distinctly heard a crunch.
Safe at Any Speed – There are a lot of great reasons to have connected and ultimately autonomous cars. They can lead to greater road safety and reduce passenger concerns.
It won’t be long – at CES they said 5-20 years – that the next generation of Woz/Steve-types will think that phreaking a phone has to be about the dumbest thing people did back in ancient times. Now hijacking an autonomous car is not only a challenge but real fun.
“I'm an international criminal! It always ends up like this.” Mr. Chow, “The Hangover Part II,” Warner Bros. 2011
Between the rush of retailers to entice me to buy more and the sudden love/attention the press gets from publicists to meet with someone about something at CES, my inbox runneth over this year!
“We need to make sure that they understand the difference between a weapon and a tool. Language is messy and sometimes one can be both.” -- Dr. Louise Banks, “Arrival,” 20 Laps Entertainment, 2016
Arrival isn’t just a movie, it’s like art films I used to view during college with underlying thoughts, meaning and ideas you had to dig for and think about.
It made me think of the state of the M&E (media & entertainment) industry…” Even in our world of instant and ubiquitous communication, we have fear and distrust of newcomers and each other.”
Everything is changing at the speed of light … everything is in flux … everything is play when it comes to creation, delivery and consumption.
As long as you understand what the content industry will be like in 2041 - 25 years from now, tomorrow will take care of itself.