All posts tagged “technology

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Self-parking cars

I recently tested out BMW’s self-parking feature. I think it’s called parking assistant. But that doesn’t feel quite right, because it didn’t really assist. It actually did everything. As soon as you slow down and start driving past parked vehicles, the car automatically starts scanning… Read More

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Fall event roundup

It’s still sunny and beautiful outside, so I don’t mean to be the one who prematurely calls fall. But I would like to get 3 Toronto events on your radar for the coming two months.  Full disclosure: These are all events that I support and/or… Read More

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Motivation and coordination

Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures recently gave a talk at the 2017 Blockstack Summit about “Decentralization and the Knowledge Age.” He starts by talking about motivation and coordination. The state, he argues, is good at coordination, but not so good at motivation. The market, on… Read More

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Retail tipping point

Venture capitalist Benedict Evans recently published a post on his blog called, Ten Year Futures. If you haven’t already noticed, I really enjoy this sort of curiosity and line of thinking. Here is an excerpt where he talks about retail being at a tipping point:… Read More

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Technology and the city

Embedded at the bottom of this post is a great rapid-fire talk by Edward Glaeser about technology and the city.  Technology has always been a fundamental driver of change within our cities and I like how Glaeser starts by referring to these forces as either… Read More