The metaverse and NFT (Part III)

As mentioned in a previous article, jobs are one of the basic elements of the economy.  The more people have jobs, the better the economy is.  But there is an even more basic element to the economy.  It is the thing that creates the wealth that in turn buys goods and services and pays the... Continue Reading →

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The metaverse (Part II)

Jobs are one of the basic elements of the economy. The number of jobs created in a quarter is used as an index to show the strength of economic growth. Job creation is always a key ingredient in the “goody basket” offered by politicians during an election cycle. If the number of existing jobs goes down in a... Continue Reading →

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The Metaverse (Part I)

The Metaverse is coming.  That is the latest pronouncement from Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, also known for his fascination with transhumanism (which is a topic for another article!).  But what is the metaverse? According to Zuckerberg, this is the next phase for Facebook – soon to be known as “Meta.”  No smart CEO in history... Continue Reading →

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Blockchain Run World

Blockchain technology first appeared in 2008. First called block chain, it was invented by an entity known as Satoshi Nakamoto as a distributed transaction ledger for the bitcoin, also invented by the same person or people. No one knows who Satoshi Nakamoto is, or even if he/she/they is a person or a group of people.  The invention of the blockchain was... Continue Reading →

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Bitcoin, Whales, and Ponzi Schemes

What do Bitcoin, whales, and Ponzi schemes have in common?  Could it be that they are all part of the same mix?  Is it even possible?  On the surface, it looks very possible.  No legally operated investment program has ever grown so explosively for so long without collapsing on itself. But wait a minute… no... Continue Reading →

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Are they Really Dead? AI and People Who Have Passed On

Are they really dead? How is AI is changing the way we look at people who have passed on? Are these crazy questions? Or is technology now able to make people immortal? Perhaps. Well, almost!  You probably remember watching the Terminator series (If you haven’t watched them, you should!). The story, without giving it all away, focused on Skynet, a... Continue Reading →

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Telecommuting in 2020

Working remotely Telecommuting in 2020 is no longer simply a choice. The coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19 for the year it was first discovered, has changed the world. Working remotely, usually from home, has become the only way for many people to continue working. Many have dreamed of working from home, but that’s all it... Continue Reading →

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Microservice Architecture

Microservices Architecture - Microservices : what are they, what can they do for you and what do you need to be aware of? In software engineering, microservices – or micro-services – may simply be a term for something already being used, but by giving something a name and defining it, we sometimes give ourselves the... Continue Reading →

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API as a Product

APIs as Products in and of themselves has begun to cross the mind of more than one savvy business person. But how do you market something that isn’t… well… anything?   Let’s back up a bit and first define the meaning of API. What IS an API? API means Application Programming Interface used in software development. It is... Continue Reading →

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My book

The rapid innovation of technology is disrupting all industries, which drives company leaders to take action in terms of Digital Transformation. This adoption of digital technology in the industrial world is changing how businesses are run, right down to their core. Digital brings with it new levels of innovation and productivity that deliver real, tangible... Continue Reading →

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How Elon Musk is Changing the World.

How Elon Musk is Changing the World – Tesla would be proud What do Paypal, Tesla and a man named Elon Musk have in common? Elon Musk one the original founders of Paypal, the world's largest online payment provider for online sales and purchases.  When Musk, the owner of the online banking company,, merged... Continue Reading →

Balancing Technical Debt

Balancing Technical Debt with Business Constraints - The toughest task for the CTO? In software engineering, balancing technical debt with business constraints is possibly the toughest job for the  Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or VP of Engineering.  On one side is the natural desire and logic to perfect the app before releasing it to the... Continue Reading →

The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster

The CTO, Manager and Bandmaster (Parts 1 & 2) Part 1 Importance of the rhythm According to Hector Berlioz, the essential qualities of a conductor are "to hear and see, he must be agile and strong, know the composition, nature and scope of the instruments, how to read the score.” This ultimately also describes very... Continue Reading →

Agile Management

Agile Management  How to lead agile teams ? In a nutshell, Agile Management or Management 3.0 empowers teams. Specifically, it refers to what is perhaps the best way, at least at present, for getting the most out of agile teams. The premise behind Management 3.0 is to redefine leadership to where management becomes a group responsibility,... Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence and Music

Artificial Intelligence and Music Will AI produce really good music or even music that is merely a commercial success in the moment? Can computer brains put composers and musicians out of business? Is the day of amazing guitarists like Jimi Hendrix gone, replaced by computer generated perfection guaranteed to gain the widest possible audience? What affect... Continue Reading →

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