The ability to pivot is a sign of agility. As technology continue to rapidly advance, how close are Google and Apple to pivoting?

Are Google and Apple About to Pivot?

Pivoting happens whenever a startup misses the market and goes back to the drawing board to construct a new strategy. A pivot is a radical change in direction forced on a company about to capsize. Continue reading

Flying Car

Will the Flying Car Make a Comeback?

Flying cars loomed large in most every prediction of the future since the airplane was invented, beginning in 1917 when the Curtiss Autoplane flying car was made public. Interest reached a fever pitch in the 1960s when the successful TV program, “The Jetsons,” showed George Jetson driving a 1962 animated model. Ford Motor Company even considered building the first FAA-approved flying car called the Aerocar in the 1970s. Continue reading

Can Robots Be Trusted?

Robby the Robot embodied Asimov’s robotic laws. The robot also provided an early demonstration of self-driving cars.  Watch this a clip from the 1956 movie, "Forbidden Planet," which introduced Robby the Robot to the public.
Robby the Robot embodied Asimov’s robotic laws. The robot also provided an early demonstration of self-driving cars. Watch this a clip from the 1956 movie, “Forbidden Planet,” which introduced Robby the Robot to the public.

In “Self-driving cars and the Trolley problem,” Tanay Jaipuria provides an interesting and valuable examination of some of the dilemmas posed by trusting automatons such as self-driving vehicles to take care of people: Continue reading