There is a fear by many, Mr. Keller included, that these devices will wipe out our ability to remember and force us to become dependent on the virtual world. Luckily for us humans, our brains do not work this way. Research shows that the human brain is capable of adapting to new technologies in less than a week, irrelevant of age or intellect.
As I’ve written in the past, Maryanne Wolf, the director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts, points out that our brains were never even designed to read. This “technology” is something that we have to train our brains to do.
In the same way that we hack our brains to read, we are not going to flush away our powers of memory by adopting tomorrow’s technologies.
When Apple’s market cap hits $400 billion, they’ll be worth more than Microsoft and Google — combined.
They’re now less than $20 billion away from that happening.
More signs of le #stock #bubble.
Q: What happens to Apple’s market cap when the double dip recession gets worse & consumers opt for cheaper smart phones/tablets or hang on to what they have?
Another stock market bubble bursting or correction will be ugly for Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Long-term #MSFT is in the weakest position given it’s enterprise & consumers products in addition to a thin software/product pipeline. After that, #APPL has a lot of cash on hand but a consumer electronics company in a long-term recessionary environment scares me. And #GOOG is well Google. They’ve got cash, smart people, and lots of irons in the fire. Google is search, email, search advertising, some social/productivity missteps, etc. Push comes to shove long-term, I’d think they’re in the best position.
Beyond design…#FB - A more thoughtful analysis of #Zuckerberg’s presentation. Hmmmmm…