Hello my fellow futurists!
I'm tired. It's probably the time change. Good thing the US Senate voted unanimously today to just stop changing the clocks. That would be amazing if it passes!
Beware trolls, the beasties of the internet!
In a first for me I had a troll respond to my last newsletter. It was an odd experience, and yet somewhat validating. I suppose all internet creators achieve this milestone at some point.
To milestones 🥂
In another episode of The Future We Don't Want, Walgreens is piloting a new concept.
Fridge screens. I'll give you one guess why.... ads
If humanity makes it to the end of the universe and known time we'll end up on a planet orbiting a red dwarf. This is a quick read.
When I read that article I can't help but think of Isaac Asimov's best short story, The Last Question. I won't spoil it, you should read it.
I'd reread it too, if you haven't read it in a long time.
Architecture and environmental design are obvious candidates for XR adoption. Looks like more architects are catching on
Bob Iger, the former CEO of Disney, is investing in and has joined the board of Genies, a Web3 avatar company.
I have no idea if Genies will be a household name in 5 years or not, but I can tell you that avatars are going to be a big deal.
Despite my complete involvement in the concept, industry, XR, etc I'm kinda glad that interest is coming down. It was seriously overhyped.
Apple will eventually launch a headset and we'll have a fresher word than Metaverse.
The core concepts are likely here to stay, but the hype train is slowing down.
Besides NFTs and Metaverse, anything else overhyped?
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Have an awesome week and see you next Tuesday!
There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningful answer
Isaac Asimov in The Last Question
PS if you only click on one link today, make it the Asimov story