Shark’s don’t get VR/Gamers
Flipping through channels last night when I stopped on Shark Tank. I’ve always respected Mark Cuban and the show isn’t that bad. That said, these guys completely missed the mark on gaming and gamers by saying things like “gamers are fat” and “gamers don’t want exercise”. Strange that they don’t get it. At all. Games are producing revenues that dwarf most films. And “gamers” cover all demographics. The “gamification” of business is a trend because business initiatives need to be rewarding, fun and engage employees. Finally, there is the guilt factor - you’re spending hours solving puzzles on your couch in a game, knowing that you should be out jogging. The Virtuix Omni product needs investment and evolution, for certain, but to shoot down the company the way that they did means they don’t get it. If the company is overvalued, that is a reason not to invest, not because gamers have “side jobs as plus-sized models”. Good television, bad business. How many North American households have a $400 gaming console and a $1500 exercise machine within? Guess which one is dusty.
"All I know is this: Jews don’t recognize Christ as the Son of God, Protestants don’t recognize the Pope as God’s go to man and Baptists don’t recognize each other coming out of the liquor store."
Some dude on Reddit.
"Knowing Demands Doing"
“Whether it’s a pilot on a flight deck, a doctor in an examination room, or an Inuit hunter on an ice floe, knowing demands doing. One of the most remarkable things about us is also one of the easiest to overlook: each time we collide with the real, we deepen our understanding of the world and become more fully a part of it”
Today, as you know, everything is “innovation.” We have problems, and people are looking for fairy-tale solutions—innovation like manna from heaven falling on the Israelites and saving them from the desert. It’s like, “Let’s not reform the education system, the tax system. Let’s not improve our dysfunctional government. Just wait for this innovation manna from a little group of people in Silicon Valley, preferably of Indian origin.”
You people at WIRED—you’re the guilty ones! You support these people, you write about them, you elevate them onto the cover! You really messed it up. I tell you, you pushed this on the American public, right? And people believe it now."
This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading - Wired Science. “Preferably of Indian origin”?? (via ayjay)
"The future is already here - it’s just not very evenly distributed."