In this Data Point, I stream live from the beach to talk about how sometimes specific predictions of the future are correct, even if they miss some details.

In the 1990s, AT&T ran a series of commercials, highlighting the ways in which the internet would transform our lives. One that stands out is the prediction that we would eventually send faxes from the beach.

In 2020, the fax machine is somewhat of a relic. In the 90s, the concept of livestreaming on a platform like Facebook, would have seemed too far fetched at the time.

Show Notes

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About a year ago, I read AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee which details the struggle between the US and China for AI supremacy in the 21st century,

That got me thinking about a map I once made for the School of AI.

The US vs China debate leaves out one key player: India.

In this Data Point, Frank visits the new Barnes and Noble location in Rockville, MD which is the first store in the US to sport the book retailer’s new design.

Oddly enough, it looks a lot like the Amazon brick and mortar bookstore just down the road in Bethesda.

With less space and a revamped layout, you have to think that the store’s design is much more data-driven. (Pun somewhat intended.)

SalesForce, Microsoft, and Twitter have all extended their work from home policies either indefinitely or for the remainder of the year. To say that housing is expensive in the Bay Area would be an understatement. Frank ponders what will happen to the real estate market if you only go to the office once or twice a week? Or not at all?Why spend money to be near a place you no longer go to daily?

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