George Gilder, author of Life After Google, argues that bitcoin and blockchain technology is revolutionizing the Internet.

In this video, sit down with Peter Robinson to discuss technology, cloud computing, big data, and the growing role of blockchain in innovating new technologies.

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Gilder argues that cloud computing, while it was the hot new technology ten years ago, has reached its limits as the physical limitations of big data storage centers maxes out. Improvements in parsing big data are incremental at this point, and it’s time for the next big technology to take its place.

Gilder points to blockchain as the technology of the future, with its ability to prevent corruption and manipulation of transaction data and the infinite uses it could have in third world countries. Gilder also discusses the history of technology, artificial intelligence, and the revolutionary bitcoin.

He argues that artificial intelligence can never replace human intelligence and creativity and that in principle, it is impossible for machines to take over.

Deborah Chen joins Scott Hanselman to share some best practices on how to debug and optimize Azure Cosmos DB for better performance. Watch as they go through the common issues newcomers to Azure Cosmos DB run into with respect to performance and how to solve them by tuning Request Unit (RU) cost and choosing a good partition key.

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In this episode of IoT Transformers, listen to Chris Palmer, manager of advanced technology services at PCL Construction to see how IoT will change construction.
In the past few years, PCL has taken the construction industry by storm with groundbreaking disruption in the “least transformed” industry.  Learn about their journey, the keys to their success and how they are continuing to grow their offerings and opportunities leveraging IoT.

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One of the more endearing aspect of Unix is the history of some of its utility programs. Grep was written overnight. In this video by ComputerPhile, learn why and how did it get its name as professor Brian Kernighan explains.