Jim Flynn is a humorist, writer and novelist. He is available for speaking engagements. To contact email: email@example.com
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General Stores used to be thriving businesses in America. Then there were supermarkets, then big box stores, now there's Amazon.
Wall Street likes to talk about Disruptive Technologies.. What does that mean?
Disruptive technologies refer to innovations that drastically alter or replace existing products, services, or concepts, rendering traditional methods obsolete. These technologies are characterized by their rapid growth and widespread adoption, often leading to a paradigm shift in the market landscape. Disruptive technologies often stem from unconventional thinking and are successful because they address unmet needs or inefficiencies in the market in novel ways. They offer superior performance, accessibility, or cost-effectiveness, attracting a large user base and prompting a shift in consumer behavior. As these technologies gain traction, established entities either adapt and integrate the innovations or face decline. Disruptive technologies can foster competitive advantage, unlock new market segments, and drive economic growth and societal advancement when effectively harnessed and implemented.
The previous paragraph was written by a disruptive technology: Chat GPT.
I gave Chat GPT the following instruction:
You are a Wall Street technology analyst. Write a paragraph defining Disruptive Technologies and explain why they are so effective.
I am encouraging people to learn AI, even if they just want to know what's coming.
Or you can just be the owner of the above pictured General Store.
Be on the Lookout: The Circle of Awareness is coming soon.
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Where are we headed?
I’ve always loved libraries, but you have to wonder what their role will be in the future. I do know that technology, especially the iPhone, is changing peoples’ behavior. Attention spans are going down, are people going to read books anymore?
The fastest growing medium in publishing is audio books. You don’t need a library, just download a book to your phone and listen.
Cultural historians say that the novel was the art form of the 19th century, in the twentieth century it was the movie. What’s it going to be for the 21st century? How about interactive multi-media as viewed on a Virtual Reality headset, like the Apple Vision Pro? That technology is in its infancy, it will be more accepted when the headset is scaled down from the current size of a scuba diving mask to a pair of eyeglasses.
What movies and libraries have in common is: you have to get out of your house and go there. Will this sense of community be lost forever when you can put on your virtual reality specs and watch anything? I hope not.
Here's one forecast: "2050 Forecast: Libraries Offer 'Experience Rooms' for Vintage Smell of Books, Audiobooks Now Narrated by Robot Morgan Freemans, and E-books? They're Projected Straight to Your Retinas... No Glasses Required!
Meanwhile, be on the lookout for The Circle of Awareness. Coming Soon.
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I did a 10 minute video presentation the other day and decided to record it. I've learned when making a presentation to a group to be funny and brief. I hope you enjoy this.
If you need a speaker for a group, or would like to set up a Zoom call for for your club, let me know. Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.
Click here to watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjUdKNHovXQ
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In the above photo ancient Sumerian women appear to be using cellphones. I'm guessing the model number was iPhone 0000001. Was the Tower of Babel a Cell Tower?
Are those FitBits on their wrists?
In my upcoming book I state that the secrets of The Circle of Awareness were brought to Earth by ancient aliens, but shortly after I make that statement, I admit that I'm lying. The fact that people lie all the time is a recurring theme in my books.
If anyone can explain the photo, shoot me an email. I'll share it with the world.