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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: September 27, 2014 56 views

Since the early days of computing, ever shrinking computers have been on a collision course towards human integration. The distinction between what is physical and digital continues to dissolve. Early stage prototypes are already allowing neurological signals to manipulate the physical world directly via the integration of molecular and atomic level components. Think it and… Read ... Read the article

Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 31, 2014 436 views

The other day I received a letter in the mail. What was in the letter left me feeling depressed. It left me feeling inadequate, unprepared, incapable of mustering the mental and emotional energy to complete it’s request. You see it wasn’t asking me to do something that I’d never done before. It asked me to… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 26, 2014 238 views

This year, the Sacramento Kings crowdsourced intelligence about who they should take in the 2014 NBA draft. Grantland created two well done videos (embedded below) that chronicle the process of leveraging relatively obscure talent to make what turned out to be a $4.7 million decision – the drafting and signing of Nik Stauskas as their… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 24, 2014 251 views

“If these walls could speak…” The phrase invokes wonder and horror, depending on who you are, and what may have happened within the walls in question. Surprisingly, we’re now at a place in history where we can envision a time where the walls might actually be able to speak. And the imagination of this scenario… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 17, 2014 301 views

The kids were sleeping in the backseats as our loaded down Sequoia traversed the winding road over the sheer cliffs that drop down into the vast and rugged Pacific coastline. I asked my wife in a whisper to do a little bit of research for our pending arrival in San Francisco. After punching on her… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: July 01, 2014 471 views

This morning I read a dozen or so articles. Like an ever growing selection of our collective voices, many of them dealt with disruption and digital. It’s becoming more difficult to sift the meaningful signal from the noise. I’m becoming desensitized and I’m often guilty of contributing to every growing flood of research and opinion… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: June 25, 2014 409 views

The world is being connected; People, roads, railroads, appliances, cars, televisions, light bulbs, clothing, shoes, city streets, and just about everything else is “joining” the internet. Possibilities expand exponentially as things join a network. Inputs and outputs increase. At some point, the noise… the potential connections… the models become overwhelmingly complex. ... Read the article

Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: June 20, 2014 406 views

Somewhere in between the fast moving pace of innovative startups and the household names of the Fortune 1000 live the companies that generate over $10 trillion in revenue and employ more than 1/3 of all workers in the United States. The data and impact of these organizations are similar in Europe. Welcome to the Mid… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: June 18, 2014 450 views

In 1959, a physicist named Richard Fyenman took the stage at CalTech for the annual meeting of the American Physical Society. A short bit into his presentation, he asked a transformative question. “Why cannot we write the entire 24 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica on the head of a pin?” He theorized that making things… Read More»

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Author: Brian Vellmure Posted: June 07, 2014 472 views

Faces down. Palms up. Mesmerized Stare. It’s the position of humans at stoplights; In elevators; In lines; Just about everywhere and anytime that they’re not engaged fully and directly with someone or something else. Even when they folks are watching one screen, they’re increasingly using their mobile devices. For many, our mobile phones have become… Read More»

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