McKinsey's "web3 beyond the hype" report (#web3defined)

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at Sep 27

#McKinsey is jumping into the world of #web3 with a recently published "web3 beyond the hype" report. 

I was excited by the title but disappointed by the content. The article proclaimed to be a primer on the fundamentals of Web3 including "what it is" but nowhere is web3 truly defined. Instead we get:

"The core distinctive feature of Web3 is the decentralization of business models." 

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Categories: Innovation
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META-Facebook's worrisome foray into conversational AI

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at Aug 12

AI Language models, like GPT-3 or Google's LaMDA, are producing some incredibly realistic interaction mimicking human dialogue and raising important ethical issues about biases, hateful speech, and amplification of misinformation. 

Now Meta/Facebook is jumping into the game with an AI Chatbox ("BlenderBot") that has been released "for research only" - but one can imagine the path between rese...more

Categories: Innovation
Tags:
  • BlenderBot
  • Conversational AI
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Web3 Defined

Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at Jun 13

Introducing the 2022 web3 defined report 
by Brian Christie, Peter Williams (Brainsy, Inc.) 

Last month, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) released its inaugural "State of Crypto" report, a 56-page deck that attempts to define web3 (it really doesn’t) and offer talking points for developments in related areas. 

When it came out, much of the crypto punditry and sycophant...more

Categories: Innovation
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Free SuperCrowd22 Commemorative Non-Fungible Token (NFT) with conference registration

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at Jun 10

SuperCrowd22 is a two-day virtual conference for social entrepreneurs and anyone interested in supporting them. The conference will feature dozens of speakers, workshop facilitators and panel discussions. The central part of Day 2 will be 10 companies that are raising money via regulation crowdfunding will pitch their offerings. A panel of experienced investors will lead Q&A followed by audien...more

Categories: General
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Memorial Golf Tournament

Player Pursuits
Posted at Jun 1

Looking forward to the Memorial Golf Tournament

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Categories: General  |  Outdoors
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a16z LPs, it’s time to go elsewhere

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at May 22

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is getting a lot of attention for recently publishing a “State of Crypto” report. It’s a slick-looking, professionally produced, 56-page deck that attempts to define web3 (it really doesn’t) and offer talking points for developments in the related areas of Layer1 and Layer2 blockchains, stablecoins, DeFi, NFTs, and DAOs.   

My view? The report isn’t devoid of i...more

Categories: Innovation
Tags:
  • web3
  • a16z
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Confession: I Framed Mark Zuckerberg

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at Feb 17

Two weeks ago, #Meta lost over $200 BILLION in market capitalization after reporting the impact of Apple’s opt-out anti-tracking privacy protection on #Facebook mobile iOS users (yes, people do care about their data and privacy when given the choice). 

So what can Meta do next?  

1) Pivot even faster to an ambiguous vision of the "metaverse" and hope that shareholders will stay with them...more

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Tags:
  • #NFTs
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Eight takeaways from Facebook's Meta announcement

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 10/29/2021

It's impossible to ignore all the news and commentary surrounding Facebook's rebranding as "Meta" given their outsized role and influence on global business, culture, and politics. 

Many people are making comments along the lines of: "The term 'metaverse' was first used to describe a virtual world owned by corporations in Stephenson’s 1992 dystopian sci-fi novel Snow Crash." 

I watched M...more

Categories: Social Media
Tags:
  • #meta
  • #facebook
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