“Success with Updating Something Old”

 

 

I had an interesting and filling week for the second week of July 2017. It started out with a luncheon where a tech company had revamped their hardcore products. The second event consisted of IoT (Internet of Things) and what VC’s (Venture Capital) had to say about the emerging market. The second day and third set of events is a combination of sorts, solar and semiconductors. The third day had to events: Google Cloud and S&P Dow Jones, yes, very different industries!

 

In the tech industry, it’s the most competitive of all the other industries as a whole. Why? Developers and start-up founders have all worked with one another in some form or another in the early days of their careers. All-of their ideas about how to fix certain problems clash throughout months and even years, causing various persons to part ways and start their own projects or another company overall. Since the early 2000’s, tech companies have been suing one another by means of using an “old” law concept of: copyright infringement and failure to abide an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). The tech start-ups are obviously new, having been created in the past decade give or take, and yet, most of the men and women operating them have not read up on the “old” business laws created in their country, causing legal actions against them!

 

When I did my research on some of the VC companies on several workshop panels of that week, the newer firms have been sued within the past few years over greed from one of the parties but have managed to profit from their investments in a VERY short period of time whereas the older companies took a couple of years to several decades. Business practices are changing and what the younger CEO’s and founders have been accused of is sexual harassment, being underpaid, and stealing funds from the company bank account and putting into their personal one. Older companies have had the same type accusations but with social media, the complaints are automatically on every news outlet where as a half century ago, it would be in the newspaper a week later. Being an investor isn’t just about investing smart, it’s about having excellent when engaging with employees, colleagues, customers, and clients.

 

Tech needs investors and VC’s need something to put their money into to bring in recurring income. Some VC’s don’t think that there will be a recession in the US or even the rest of the world, while others DO suspect there will be by the end of 2017 into 2018. The reason behind the fear of investors is that they see the business market crash since MOST people will be out of work due to machines doing more work that used to be for five to ten persons to operate per item. Most persons around the globe don’t already have proper skill sets and don’t have the proper education to back them up on top of it all.

 

No matter where people live in the USA or in the world, politics are hindering what people can be employed to do by continuing to limit their businesses and resources. For example, most countries in the world have created other ways to generate electric power by using hydro, solar, and wind turbines. In the USA, some of the equipment and parts that go into making any of the supplies is still declared illegal and unsafe according to building laws that were written at least a century ago! Europe and Asia have been active in creating more forms of alternative and clean energy that they are able to be sustainable during extreme weather changes and have sufficient food supplies. Is there any reason why a known first world country can’t adjust and compete with the countries that have a lower GDP?

What people to do with their own money, can vary person to person and their influences. We can’t control what people do to invest or splurge with their hard-working earnings. In first world countries, the average person spends their money on little things rather than what’s important regarding their needs over temporary wants. Just as with investments, most persons will invest in old ideas since they see them as a more long-term fix rather than on newer options that are taking over the economy anywhere you go in the world.

 

Many companies that have been in business for well over a hundred years, are going bankrupt if they haven’t already gone under! Many companies that have been around for as short as five to ten years have profited into the billions and trillions. For anyone who wants to invest their time and money into something that will be trending indefinitely, they will have to put their interest into the medical and technical fields since all other industries are no longer around due to poor sales and lots of losses. Emerging tech is helping not just the average person, but also for the medical industry to help cure or even detect diagnosis’s that people are born with.

 

New money needs to stay with other new money types of companies and organizations. They need to invest into their own even though many companies are a competition rather than as a client or some kind of customer or user. We can’t depend the old companies that can’t stay afloat in the new age where technology is taking over industries that used to take actual physical labor. Machines are making our homes, food, vehicles we drive, and our clothing. Sure, it does take human brain power to make sure these machines are up and running properly, but where are the jobs? They don’t exist due to the creation of more machines.

 

We need to update many things in our professional life. That includes our investments, living situation, and colleagues. Who we surround ourselves does influence what we do when making serious life decisions that we didn’t know was possible aside from where we lived and whom we’d settled down with or have children.  So, for today, make a list of what our monetary successes are. If the number is low, then we need to make changes to keep up with the world around us where we desire to or not. The world isn’t going to wait for us, we just need to catch up!

“Experiential Entertainment: Engaging the Mind”

 

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

@4:45pm

Location: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA

Event: XTech

 

Moderator

Dean Takahashi: Writer at GamesBeat

 

Panel

Margaret Wallace: CEO of Playmatics

Theresa Duringer: Co-Founder of Temple Gates Games

Noah Falstein: Chief Game Designer at Google

Shiraz Akmal: CEO of Spaces

 

AR and VR for healthcare settings other than the at home experience

In VR, you can communicate with other people with the 1 on 1 as a social platform.

Longer form of VR for the future and motion in VR that can be more natural with interface controls.

2017 is the year of VR!

Must be a specific category of VR.

Ecosystem of the brands, with a slowing down of investments for the year.

STEAM, HTC VIVE

Devices per region

Vive is popular in China.

USA is popular for PlayStation and Vive.

People need to create products to resonate with the audience.

Trying not to clone the systems.

(Vivid Vision)

Solving something even tho it’s not a VR business but it is in VR.

 

Entertainment Experiences:

Is it solved for the neurons on the vision?

Tunneling in VR to tract a circle or surrounding to feel comfortable.

Render the proverbial view.

Physiological VR

 

Similar to 1980’s games and early films for the effect of feeling for the first time in VR.

Emotional involvement to make comparison when in close range person, in VR, and on a TV.

Empathy with the characters.

With the platform going forward, there’s more commercial and enterprise grade with durability even tho it’s so fragile to be comfortable to use.

Faster Wi-Fi is need on the software side to make it more reliable.

Wireless is the biggest need for improvement.

Mixed reality is needed for clinical and retail aside from general gaming.

Hardware and firmware are the implements for improvements.

 

Favorite VR experience not their own:

-Robo Recall

-Virtual-Virtual Reality

-Medium

-Mr. Robot

-Dead and Buried on Oculus

 

Not selling VR but selling an experience!

 

 

 

“Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry”

“Boosting Productivity: XTech for Industry”

@2:35pm

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Location: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA

Event: XTech

 

Moderator

Tom Emrich: Partner at Super Ventures (VC firm)

 

Panel

Shauna Heller: Founder of Clay Park VR

Suman Kanuganti: CEO of Aira

Michael Leyva: Product Manager and AR for Epson

Danielle Dy Buncio: President of VIATechnik

Nabil Chehade: VP of Engineering at Atheer

 

Helps solving problem for tourists, manufacturing, construction, and visually impaired

-Saving $3billion a year by using VR.

 

Wearing VR and using AR can’t be heavy and take away from productivity.

How to get people to wear it for work use.

Hardware and software on serve both AR and VR devices.

Use cases can target both uses of AR and VR.

 

What are the solutions?

-VR

-AR but technology exists; creating for information ques.

-Building a display for features and basic.

-Wearable glasses but not at scale with the use of the HoloLens. Hardware needs to beyond construction hardhats.

 

Hardware features:

People are loving the distribution channel and hand controllers. They can have an immersive experience with enterprise use.

Education and entertainment space.

No one is building encoding built in the camera for the application.

Pilot projects and working with the people to learn to where to improve, fit and comfort.

Safety in general and make waterproof requirements for jobs, including nuclear safety.

In VR, people hate people tethered with cords attached. The future to make it wireless. Hardware limitations and build applications around to make it feasible so people don’t give up.

User experience with AR operating to ex., Wi-Fi, to make easier to use. Gestures and interactions. Weight and connectivity.

Design to use in multiple environments.

 

Roll outs – deployments:

Era of the pilot program. Enterprise, education, and other meaningful use.

Some people are taking 360 video for marketing.

Museum market in Europe.

Consumer selling thru DJI

1000’s of dentists are using the 3D cap model

Growth of sign-up where even small companies want to try it out!

In the AR side, has been in beta form; the punch-less form at the end of a construction process.

In VR, it’s for profit with end users.

 

Actual stories with AR and VR enterprise, impact:

Driving in value in specific industries – ex. Home Depot

Integration with IoT

Mobile a precursor for the next wave

 

 

 

“Experiential Analytics: Understanding Intention”

 

@ 4:05pm

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Place: City View Metreon; San Francisco, CA

Event: XTech

 

Moderator

Sean Captain: Freelancer at Fast Company

 

Panel

Ramses Alcaide: President and CEO of Neurable

Peter Hartzbach: Founder and CEO of iMotions

Charles Nduka: CSO for Emteq (Facial Paralysis)

Matteo Lai: CEO of Empatica

 

Take new technology such voice analysis capture data.

Facial muscles lack spindles by means of gestures. Helps patience for rehab; with adaptive VR.

Contact and non-contacting sensing with invasive gestures.

Emotions and character recognition to help a user what item to select, user intention with brain signals.

Control electric activity for stimuli, brain reaction to specific situation(s).

Create the actions that is associated with it.

EEG

Consumer based one with electric 1, prefrontal symmetry.

Voluntarily and automatic control with facial tracking.

Similar to that of Google Glass

Got to augmented the products to create this technology to add value.

Biometrics for data.

Lessons in the wearable space

Help with identifying whenever people have a seizure thru a stress response.

EEG to identify to whenever it can identify a seizure.

Medical application for the tech.

Use for people with: ALS, MLS, CP …

 

Non-invasive methods as a future technology, likened to a hearing aid.

Sensors must be very small but do people want to be tracked down; do I have a choice?

Privacy issues from consumers and consent.

You can major what we can measure, but we have poor tools.

“Can you opt out?”

EULA – Disconnects from the rest of the world!

It’ll get embedded to such with wearable to wear consistently.

 

Latency for readings into an app for EEG

-Depends on the use case

-VR into Unity

 

 

 

 

“XTECH For Peak Physical Performance”

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

@1:30pm

City View at the Metreon; San Francisco, California

Moderator

Isaiah Kacyvenski: Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sports Innovation Lab and Former Seattle Seahawks Professional Football Player

Panel

Dan Chao: CEO of Halo Neuroscience

Derek Belch: Founder and CEO of StriVR and former football kicker at Stanford University from 2003-2005

Tim Swift: CEO of Roam Robotics

Shaun Huls: Head of Sports Science Performance – Philadelphia Eagles

Yasuto Suga: President of Kadho Sports and Co-Author for FLASH software

 

Ways to tackle training:

Investment isn’t just physical but it’s neuro to help train and retest athletes, with tools to optimize for what each player needs.

Mental readiness isn’t just physiology at its peak.

Carson Palmer, NFL player, uses StriVR to help his performance in VR instead of being in the field with other players.

VR helps players heal when they have injuries without having to be with other players and can tweak their product accordingly.

Physical practice is a double edge sword but the cost is fatigue for athletes and risk of severe injury.

With neuro stimulation, it’s for the brain to be imprinted for when they play.

Balance for mental and physical workload for players themselves and their team.

Some of the barriers and adoptions listen to the athletes, management, game day operations, and joining with other products to help with the team performance. Early take isn’t reliable and can make a person over commit their body.

Logistical issues; maximize potency with the players with the interventions suited for the whole team.

StriVR has all former players and coaches part of the company. These people know how to make the product apply unlike people who aren’t familiar with football.

Timing component for some teams aren’t ready yet. Sadly, most go to what they only know, such as watching films only to repeat poor cycles.

Some accept and adapt to this new technology, while other teams do not. Behavioral chain.

It’s not about elite athletes but for ALL to have the ability to be at their best!

Consumer business instead of a professional athlete for everyday people so that they can improve. Regular people felt better to improve in their everyday athleticism.

Track usage with a formula in place and up to the player to engage in the equipment. MUST embrace it!

Stanford Kicker uses the VR for 40 minutes and has been the best player on the team since it’s improved his skills.

Technology has intervened in football seeing athletes who do less and increase injuries while those who engage with it more don’t.

These tools are optional to athletes.

This helps give athletes more confidence in their play.

Attempting this to be available to everyday life to have these tangible.

 

Neuro stem for disabled athletes: does it raise issues?

-It’s not unethical!

-Same algorithms as for stroke patients.

-Other competitions arise from each sport and ability.

 

Implementing same formula from athletes will be used to regular people. Ex: Target regular employee verses the manager. Help identify mistakes as a test quiz.

 

“10 Years in San Francisco, Part 1”

 

 

I’ve been living in the city of San Francisco going on ten years. I’ve learned a lot about the area, some good and more terrible! I am a transplant, as most people in the city are. We weren’t born and raised in this city. MOST of the transplants DO have a certain political agenda compared to the locals. People from all walks of life come to this city of refuge, develop their tech startup, and try to live in place where it’s supposed to be hip.

Most of the transplants, just so happen to be extreme political liberals, rather than the born and raised locals. The other transplants have a very different view and agenda of the real world since most of them are from rural communities in America or from other major cities in the world where the political system is either much better or extremely indifferent. Overall, anyone who is from San Francisco or has moved to, they all possess a passport from a young age. People in San Francisco are more likely to have a passport than a valid driver’s license!

I have learned that San Francisco is home to a lot of homeless youths that have come from other states and cities in California. They take advantage of all the handouts that the city has to offer and the general climate is tolerable most of the year. San Francisco is a city where refugees and homeless come to seek asylum. The city is also where people are establishing their startups. This city has A LOT of drug users per population than any other major city in America.

The other extreme is that the city has had a lot of people who are graduates of prestigious universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT, UI-Bloomington, and Brown just to name the main ones. This city also has a great deal of people who don’t have college degrees but have managed to be CEO’s and founders of start-up tech and gaming companies. They are the future tycoons like Bay Area persons, Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison.

The most annoying part about the city, that most eateries shops close early! Also, the majority of restaurants in the city, don’t serve good food. The city is also home to many mentally ill persons who are homeless in pocketed areas of the city such as: Ocean Beach, Harrison-16th Street, and the Tenderloin. There’s also extreme riches and welfare gap between the residents. Housing is extremely over priced for apartments and houses that are completely falling apart inside and out.

San Francisco’s older Chinese population make a living with collecting recyclables from the downtown areas, and going through bins in residential neighborhoods. Recycle centers are no longer welcomed in the city itself, so the older Chinese people must find a way to either the East Bay or certain neighboring towns due south of San Francisco. Most of the older Chinese people were ironically born in San Francisco Chinatown. Most of them are extremely rude towards others, even those they’ve known their whole life. In San Francisco, the general local Chinese population are self-segregated from everyone else.

San Francisco isn’t a place of originality. They’ve copied the style of homes from other major cities, such as the concept of Victorian or Edwardian, based on the famous British monarchs. The cable car idea is originated from certain European cities. The Catholic churches are of meticulous architecture, but few people attend any Christian religious services.

This city has become home to many women of Eastern Europe and East Asian heritage who ONLY engage with rich white males to try to get citizenship. Even some of the local born and raised females, have engaged in being a gold digger with men in tech. Most of those women don’t really learn how to speak English, because the idiotic white males who engage with them, learn their language just for fun. Most men who engage with women who’ve recently arrived to America, don’t realize that they are getting conned out of love since none of those women believe in love, but ONLY money! Many of those women have been mistreated because they don’t understand the culture of the American man, who aren’t lover types but more selfish abusers. The city is home to many people who identify politically as liberals and those who aren’t white but are of various types of Asian and middle eastern.

San Francisco transplants are accepting of the LGBTQ community and they believe in eastern religions such as Hindu and mainly Buddhism. A LOT of people go to the gym more and MOST work their way up to becoming a yoga instructor. People do LOVE their mainstream holidays such as New Years and Christmas, forgetting the origin of the latter. MOST persons have many visible tattoos as well as facial piercings, with a more trending appearance with their nose than the bottom lip or eyebrow. Dyed hair of unnatural coloring is normal, even amongst those who are employed in corporate environments. Heterosexual men are effeminate and females only wear make-up for music festivals. People don’t eat meat as much and they’re fanatics about having their produce “organic” even though all of them has ever worked on a farm or in gardening.

Transplants to San Francisco believe in peacefulness and to be in a Zen like state. They also use A LOT of hallucinating drugs and chain smoke cigarettes even though they swear they want clean air and water. Yes, they’re hypocrites! They listen to music extremely loudly, too! They don’t believe in traditional medicine and surgery, and only believe in herbal teas and the like to cure whatever ailments, even when it results in being life threatening.

Construction work that is done in San Francisco, isn’t and will NEVER be done by young hipsters since they’re ALL physically lazy! The people are wine snobs since Napa and Sonoma are close by. They LOVE their craft and imported beers.

To live in San Francisco nowadays, it’s extremely expensive. Young people who were born and raised in the city, continue to live with their parents. Other transplants, especially the hipsters, they ALL live in a rented room in a house that’s owned by a Chinese family or Russian/Ukrainian. The hipsters who work in tech make a lot of money in the high five figures to about $150k on average, yet they all live in a rented room, never desiring to one day own a home. Most of the hipster transplants, don’t have a valid instate driver’s license and rely on Lyft and Uber to get around the city, aside from public transit.

Residents are pro-abortion, more than any other city. The party scene people don’t have proper healthcare and rely on charitable organizations such as “GoFundMe” and alike, to pay for their medical expenses. People are always protesting over something and most of time it has no relevance to real life issues. Just about every household has Internet service but few have any cable or satellite. People would rather watch videos on their smartphone or laptop than watch regular television programming.

Compared to any other major city in America, San Francisco residents spend more time looking down on their phone constantly. People spend more time looking down at “dating” apps like Tinder and Grindr, than they do physically making effort to speak to strangers outside of work and between their housemates. People aren’t generally obsessed with getting married, but will live with a significant other aka partner, for many years, mostly because they’re secretly afraid to be “alone”. People don’t socialize with just anyone, mainly their co-workers outside of work and old classmates, no one else.

Young people in San Francisco, are the rudest and selfish in America of all major cities. Men are not chivalrous; they don’t help the elderly, homeless, and women. Men NEVER offer a seat on any public transit to pregnant women and the elderly. Young people swear A LOT, even in front of little children. Half of the gay and straight men, always have a smug facial expression everywhere they go, all while they complain how no one is good enough to be with them.

San Francisco is NO longer a place where people can raise a family. The city overall, doesn’t have a sense of morals. The city is too expensive. People are ruder than those in New York City. People are snobs. The average person dresses sloppy and insists they’re fashionable. The weather is terrible, usually cold and dreary. The roads are narrow to drive on and so many pot holes that take years to get fixed, if not, never will be. The city is overcrowded, terribly expensive, and yet people from all over continue to move here more than another place. The sun may sunset here, but it’s a small city. The history to the city is limited in comparison to other American cities.

Time will tell what the city will become. The lower half of the city was the original landfill for what resided up on the hills. Shopping centers, roads, and condos are sinking into the ground and yet, people are still building more on top of the old garbage. There is some history to the city, but it’ll never compare to east coast America or even Los Angeles. The locals are very pro when it comes to idealisms and half of the politics that they’ll never honestly understand. People in this city will more likely lie to you than give an honest answer opinion or answer to a problem.

So, would I even recommend for people to move here, San Francisco? That is up to people themselves. There’s only so much to do and many major companies have at least one office in the city itself or within the bay area. If you don’t enjoy dealing with constant liars and people of fake personas, then I don’t recommend the city to people who’ve either never lived here or been to. If having a faux personality is your thing and eating out constantly at terrible eateries, then San Francisco is the place for you. Otherwise, just visit occasionally as a tourist!

 

“Human Trafficking of Little Girls (And Boys)”

While liberals in first world countries are protesting the government, Trump and Putin, and equality of women, they ALL fail when it comes to issues regarding human rights. They have it extremely easy because they are NOT bombarded with the cultural and religious laws of where they reside.

In Southeast Asia, very young boys are forced into prostitution by their parents (usually their mom desperate for money) to be given to white males from the USA and Europe for the equivalence of pennies. Many older white males in America and Europe, engage in pedophilia of little boys in that part of the world where there are no laws to prevent their behavior. In America and Europe, there are laws that would put these older men, as most them are renowned business professionals, into prison or on a sex registry while they roam freely. Young boys that have been thrown into this type of sexual human trafficking, have HIV and don’t even know it because of the lack of healthcare provisions.

In MOST parts of the world, little girls are either kidnapped or sold by their OWN parents, what’s worse, their own mother to men! This is extremely common in Central and South America, rural parts of Africa, and MOST of Asia. Many poor mothers have succumbed to drug use and they sell or pimp their children out to pedophile men to get what little money for their next fix. Many fathers aren’t even in the lives of their children and the few who are around, also suffer from a life a poverty and hard drug use. These fathers also, sell their children for their next drug fix. This is a matter that social workers in America and in all first world countries will NEVER understand since it’s rampant in those extremely poor communities.

There have been men who documented these human trafficking stories, but not one will ever know what it is like since they are males who are usually white. White males have a life of privilege in comparison to the African and Asian children who are the victims of underground sex and child trafficking. White males are more notorious for being criminal pedophiles of very young boys and girls, where-as most parts of the world, it’s part of the general culture. These men will NEVER be able to empathize with the victims of child sex trafficking.

Women in first world countries have an extremely easy life. They have access to birth control, abortions, and get to engage with the sexual partners of choice; they even get to choose when or if they want to marry. Young girls and women in third world countries don’t have that options of their right to choose to use birth control or who to have sexual intercourse with. Even in these modern times, young girls are murdered by the men in their community and male family members for being victims of rape, for they’re no longer a pure virgin for their future husband they’re forced to marry later. Women in first world countries don’t have to worry about suffering a life where they have no rights as a human being. Even animals are treated better than the women.

Very young girls are forced into sexual human trafficking. In most parts of the world, especially in Asia, these young girls were born in rural communities where their actual birth date were never recorded. Many of them have been brought to America by their “husband” who had their birthday listed as being of at least eighteen, when in fact, these girls are young as twelve to fourteen. The US government ignores that these very young girls are trafficked in since they only see documentation that the girls are eighteen and NEVER see what they REALLY look like! These girls look like little children!

MANY wealthy men from America and Europe go to rural parts of Asia where they won’t be easily spotted, and have sex with very young boys and girls for free or cheap in price by the parents. Not only are the little boys infected with HIV by these pedophile men, the little girls are infected as well by the time they’re a teenager. With America and Europe having laws that imprison men for sex with little children, the men go to third world countries to engage in that terrible behavior and get away with it.

Human trafficking has been happening since the earliest forms of civilization. It’s ironic that human trafficking has gotten worse since there are more people on the planet, most are unaccounted for since many are under human trafficking or born from it. About several million humans on the planet have undocumented births since they’re the result of their mother being sold into underground sex slavery or trafficked by men. As advanced as half of the world is, the other half is still extremely poor where parents sell their daughters for money.

Even within the USA, men of various cultural heritage, have obtained very young girls to marry from other families of their heritage in the local community, or have retrieved a very young girl from their family country of origin. Since they know that the legal age of consent in the USA is eighteen, they ALWAYS have the young girl’s age on paper as being between eighteen to twenty, but are ALWAYS much younger. The US immigration services don’t meet and speak to these young girls, for if they ever did, they’d know that these girls were trafficked into the country.

The USA and Europe contribute to the most sex and human trafficking of children. They’ve ALWAYS shoved the notion under lawmakers and mass news media. MANY have even been on news outlets, verbally attacking traffickers, when in fact, they’re secretly engaging with young girls and boys in poor third world countries.

Instead of women in first world countries engaging in spending money to look good with cosmetics and surgery, they should use their financial funds to help other females. Then again, most females in first world countries are extremely selfish to care about anyone but themselves, and those who claim to care honestly don’t. Every second, a little girl is kidnapped or sold to be a sex slave to either wealthier men of their community, an old man, or prominent men of first world countries. These girls have zero access to a phone or even the internet. They will continue to suffer from such life tragedy because people from first world countries are too selfish to help them out!