This is a pretty solid 15-point article compiled through the Forbes Technology Council , offering thoughts on how the CTO and other technology executive roles will continue to evolve in the next few years.
We find a story today that claims the AI biz will blow up into a $70 billion business by 2020, or roughly twice the revenue of the NFL (which will surely grow if they can replace the players with robots). We don’t find that hard to believe. What we do question is, though, who’s going to have the money to spend it?
Reddit’s CTO offers a clever formula of how you can figure out if a software is mature: Blood + Sweat, divided by maturity. In other words, the amount of work done on it by its creators, divided by the complexity inherent in using the software itself.
7CTOs would also like to honor our active military and veterans with today’s brief blog post highlighting some ways the IT community can help returning vets who want to work. As most of us know, it can be a tough road to civilian life for many of our ex-military after they get back stateside. Some companies, like Microsoft, have created programs to help veterans transition into jobs at the software behemoth.
Virtual Reality devices seem so isolating. Are we headed towards a world where a family sits in their living room, each with a big clunky box wrapped around their face? A recently married couple sitting in bed, each lost in their own world? Classrooms of goggled students?
Tristan Harris used to be a magician. His intriguing central premise is that too much of today’s UX/UI exploits users by similarly “looking for blind spots, edges, vulnerabilities and limits of people’s perception, so they can influence what people do without them even realizing it.”
One central point that caught our eye is unsettling and feels on the mark: Even as technology talent creates cool tools and revolutionary techniques, it also creates a world in which “it’s normal to do what we’re told, and to do so without the ability to control and shape the process or the outcome.”