Vision of the future includes embedded augmented reality

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It has been a few weeks (okay, two months) since I last posted to The Road Not Taken but when I saw the video below I knew I had to repost it as soon as possible.  The futuristic film comes from creators Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo as a part of their graduation project from Bezaleal Academy of Arts that illustrates some provocative uses for embedded augmented reality.   Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2012

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Every day 1,000 World War II veterans die.

This Memorial Day please take a moment and reflect on the tremendous sacrifice this group, as is the case with all veterans, made to protect the liberties and freedoms of all people everywhere.   Continue reading

Communications through the ages

Communications through the agesThe richness and sophistication of human communications is often what separates us from the other inhabitants of planet Earth.  While we can’t say for certain what the various clicks, hoots, howls, and moans of our terrestrial brethren mean exactly, it is fair to say that we’re the only group on the third planet from the Sun using YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.   Continue reading

The man in the arena

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Roosevelt x-ray“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; Continue reading

The power of words

I spend a lot of my day (and night) talking to people.  In fact, if I were to total all of the activities in my life – and probably the lives of most people I know – the largest single activity on which time is spent (although curiously perhaps not by level of effort) across my entire life has been communication.  Words have meaning. Continue reading

Great moments are born from great opportunity

A colleague of mine sent me this video ahead of a quarterly meeting we conducted with our entire business unit and it started me thinking about the nature of opportunity.  From where are great opportunities born? Continue reading

2012 resolutions get social

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Yesterday social media monitoring firm Radian6 released an analysis of nearly 700,000 conversations about New Year’s resolutions from 28 December 2011 through 03 January 2012.  They measured sentiment, demographics, subject, and a variety of other characteristics to arrive at the cutesy infographic included below. Continue reading

New Year’s resolutions

Out with 2011, in with 2012

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So you’ve wrapped up 2011 and kicked off 2012 with a bang – its time to get serious about your New Year’s resolutions.  If you’re like most people, there are a few areas where you think that a bit of improvement might be in order.   Continue reading

Social commerce psychology

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For millennia the human mind has been seen as a complex puzzle whose mysteries are waiting to be understood by the fortunate few who can unlock them.  Some of the greatest thinkers humanity has every produced have committed their lives to this pursuit.   Continue reading

Google’s Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review

I know this is a shameless promotion for Google’s portfolio of search, social, local, mobile, etc. services but you have to admit it is a great video.  It is hard to believe that 2011 is almost over and looking back at all of the amazing, wonderful, and tragic things that have happened in twelve short months – it is a powerful reminder of what an incredible time in which we are living.   Continue reading