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No one can get away from using it. We are all dependent if not addicted to it. Technology. Mark Stross, a pioneer in the development of large LED video displays, has transformed buildings and places all over, seen by millions of people daily. His knowledge of technology, philosophy, and the human experience informs his keen sense of what's happening, and what is coming, in a way that educates, inspires, and scares the hell out of you; leaving you informed and ready to engage in a new way. Some episodes come from his TechByte Show, heard weekly on Ocean98FM, Bulldog's Rude Awakening Show.

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No one can get away from using it. We are all dependent if not addicted to it. Technology. Mark Stross, a pioneer in the development of large LED video displays, has transformed buildings and places all over, seen by millions of people daily. His knowledge of technology, philosophy, and the human experience informs his keen sense of what's happening, and what is coming, in a way that educates, inspires, and scares the hell out of you; leaving you informed and ready to engage in a new way. Some episodes come from his TechByte Show, heard weekly on Ocean98FM, Bulldog's Rude Awakening Show.

    #116: Can They Do that? The Edge - Tech Companies Radically Change Products with Updates. Is that fair?

    #116: Can They Do that? The Edge - Tech Companies Radically Change Products with Updates. Is that fair?

    Technology products today are only as good as the software in them. Most digital products have occasional software updates; to fix bugs and enhance features. But what if the company took the update a step further, and actually changed key functions of the device? Mark discusses how this can happen and does more often than anyone would like to think it does. Does a company have the right to fundamentally alter a device you own by changing the software? What happens if you don't like the updates? Should this be allowed? What are your thoughts?


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    #114: Ukraine. The Edge - Living and Working in a War Zone

    #114: Ukraine. The Edge - Living and Working in a War Zone

    Mark and Bulldog welcome guest Maryana Horlach, Chief Customer & Operations Officer for Blackthorn Vision in Ukraine for a candid view of what it's like to live and work in an active warzone. These are the things you won't hear on mainstream media. Just because we've moved on to the next crisis does not mean that the people of Ukraine have moved on from the bombings, disruptions, and shortages that are impacting their families, lives, and businesses. Listening to her story is the best way to get a feel for what it must be like to be there living each day in an active war zone. Need a hero? Look no further than those men and women who are there working and fighting for their democracy. 


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    • 24 min
    #113: Misinformation is Misinformation. The Edge - PayPal is Really In Trouble

    #113: Misinformation is Misinformation. The Edge - PayPal is Really In Trouble

    Why should an online payment company get to decide who is allowed on their payment system and who is not.  PayPal has decided it can fine companies who it believes is spreading misinformation. What does this mean? Who decides? What's misinformation? Imagine for one second that your company finds itself fined at best and cancelled at worst, just because your payment processor does not agree with your views. What was your offense; well disagreeing with PayPal’s versions of what is good information. Of course, after this Policy was discovered; founders like Musk said, “you’re a payment system not an editorial board” and PayPal’s stocks plummet due to their economics collapsing with people withdrawing their funds and closing their accounts. It's a grim situation, when something as mechanical as a payment processor becomes the gatekeeper of thought. 


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    #112: Musk's Twitter. The Edge - Job Interest in Twitter Skyrockets After Musk's Bid

    #112: Musk's Twitter. The Edge - Job Interest in Twitter Skyrockets After Musk's Bid

    Workers can't wait to get a job at Twitter, with Musk taking over as early as next week. He offered 44 billion dollars, and without confidence in winning the case against them, he's likely to go ahead with the deal. This decision has divided people. Some concerned about the bias he might bring, and others are happy to see him remove the social media giant's present bias. What do you think? Will Musk remove censorship and bias? Or will this controversial tech giant bring in his own? Join the discussion and see what Mark Stross suggests is the case here. 


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    #111: Happy Birthday, AI. The Edge - Robots Get Brains

    #111: Happy Birthday, AI. The Edge - Robots Get Brains

    From an idea in the mind of Frank Rosenblatt in 1957, to 2022, Artificial Intelligence celebrates a birthday. Today, Mark Stross talks about robots having human-like brains, able to be very useful in situations humans don't want to go, like unsafe war zones. With ethically programmed brains, robots can make decisions on their own, and be helpful to all of humanity. Is there a downside? Depending on their creator, they can also be programmed for evil. Think about that with your slice of birthday cake.   


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    #110. US vs. China. The Edge - The Fight to Control the World’s Most Critical Technology

    #110. US vs. China. The Edge - The Fight to Control the World’s Most Critical Technology

    The US has fired a powerful salvo at China, albeit through non-military means. According to officials in the Biden administration, the United States has officially banned federally backed tech corporations from building "advanced technology" facilities in China for a period of 10 years. The rules are part of a $50 billion program to expand the United States' semiconductor manufacturing capacity. It comes at a time when US industry groups have been pushing for more government aid to reduce their dependence on China.

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