Category: Technology

  • Jobs of the Future : Humanity Required

    Jobs of the Future : Humanity Required

    Artificial intelligence, robots and software simply do our jobs better than us. I’ve experienced this first hand. At first technology automated the agriculture, then it automated manufacturing and now it’s automating white collar work.

  • Central Bank Digital Currencies will Pump Privacy Coins

    Central Bank Digital Currencies will Pump Privacy Coins

    The world as we know it is in flux. This is very true of the financial system. It’s inertia has led it to point where it has to has change or collapse.

  • Vegans should own Bitcoin

    Vegans should own Bitcoin

    Vegan and Bitcoin are two words that you’ll never find in the same sentence. Even though these ideas seem quiet disparate I reckon there’s quite a bit of overlap.

  • Why Flat Earthers are Good for Science

    Why Flat Earthers are Good for Science

    In a world that is so polarized I think that is very important to understand other peoples viewpoints. More important than that I think we need to understand the context in which ideas emerge. This is paramount because it helps us communicate better.

  • When Robots can Feel, Humanity will Experience the Pain

    When Robots can Feel, Humanity will Experience the Pain

    My beliefs are constantly being challenged and in many cases I have had to drop a belief or change it completely. Technology is a massive instigator of this.

  • Central Bank Digital Currencies will Fail

    Central Bank Digital Currencies will Fail

    There’s been a lot of talk around central bank digital currencies lately. That’s not surprising given that the world is experiencing massive financial turbulence. In fact world powers are looking for any way out of their current financial woes.

  • Artificial Intelligence CEOs Needed

    Artificial Intelligence CEOs Needed

    By now I think we’ve all felt the impact of automation and artificial intelligence in our lives. In its’ simplest form we’ve dealt with something like Siri, an AI that can answer questions for us, and at its’ most complex we’ve seen an AI beat the most talented GO player in the world.

  • Bitcoin vs the Rand Currency

    Bitcoin vs the Rand Currency

    During the late 90’s I remember that I could buy a pack of cigarettes for about R4 ($0.25). These days if you want to buy a pack of cigarettes you’ll pay’ll around R50 ($3.12).

  • Why CryptoCurrency Adoption is Slow in South Africa

    Why CryptoCurrency Adoption is Slow in South Africa

    I believe in the transformative power of cryptocurrency. I think that it can fundamentally change our society for the better.

  • Jitsi – My Favorite New Video Conferencing Software

    Jitsi – My Favorite New Video Conferencing Software

    Lockdown has changed everything about the way we work. In particular it has changed how we communicate. Since we are now working from home, we have all become accustomed to using Zoom, Teams, Discord and a myriad of other video conferencing software.

  • I Need One Bitcoin to get to Mars

    I Need One Bitcoin to get to Mars

    This is the week that SpaceX will be taking two astronauts to the International Space Station. It is a pity that launch was cancelled on Wednesday due to bad weather, but it’s looking really good that on Saturday 30th of May, astronauts Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley will reach the International Space Station.

  • “I’m out of a Job” – The First Time I saw a CMS

    “I’m out of a Job” – The First Time I saw a CMS

    The first time you utter the words “I’m out of a Job”, there is a panic and horror that overcomes you.

  • Is a University Degree Useful?

    Is a University Degree Useful?

    I completed my degree in 2007. It was a BCom Informatics specializing in Economics. I choose this degree because it had a good balance on Information Technology and Business Subjects. This seemed like it would be very useful for the future.

  • Who let the Dogs out

    Who let the Dogs out

    I thought this was quite innovative when I first saw it. I suppose I can’t be surprised that an Asian country came up with this idea. They’re using the robot from Boston Dynamics to walk around the park and warn people to maintain social distance.

  • Tokensets – Automating Trading

    Tokensets – Automating Trading

    I am a holdr, but the one thing you learn real quick with holding your stash is that you don’t get interest from it. The value of your crypto really depends on whether the price of it goes up or down.

  • Starlink – Internet for the World

    Starlink – Internet for the World

    Starlink has been in the news more and more lately. For those that don’t know, Starlink is the latest venture by SpaceX. It’s goal is to bring high speed broadband internet to the farthest reaches of the world. That is something that is sorely needed in the world.

  • The Absolute Easiest way to get a Masternode

    The Absolute Easiest way to get a Masternode

    As much as I am knowledgeable about the cryptocurreny space there is still a lot I don’t know about it. There’s also a lot that I am aware of but never got around to working on. One such thing happens to be masternodes. Now that COVID-19 has freed up some time, I’m looking more into this.

  • How to Convert ETH to 1UP with Uniswap

    How to Convert ETH to 1UP with Uniswap

    I think Uniswap might be a the best Dapp I’ve seen to date. Mainly because you can easily swap an ERC20 token with any other ERC20 Token. I’m going to show you how to swap ETH for 1UP.

  • Why I like BAT, and why you should too

    Why I like BAT, and why you should too

    Browsers are broken! Furthermore, the way we consume content is broken. If you go on to Facebook, and you browse around, then many nefarious things are happening to you. You are being tracked, your data is stored, and it is sold to advertisers who in turn use that information to sell you stuff that you don’t want.

  • Elon Musks’ Grand Plan

    Elon Musks’ Grand Plan

    Elon Musk has interests in a myriad of stunning ventures. Everything from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence. With this vast array of successful businesses, you’ve got to ask yourself; what’s it all for? where’s it headed? and are these ventures all interconnected? Everything from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence. With this vast array of successful businesses, you’ve got to ask yourself; what’s it all for? where’s it headed? and are these ventures all interconnected?

  • Why the World will be Vegan-ish

    Why the World will be Vegan-ish

    There are a lot of arguments for going Vegan. Off the top of my head I can think of five; climate change, animal welfare, enhanced health, addressing income inequality and spirituality. But there is another reason that doesn’t get touted enough. I believe that this reason hands down dictates that the world will be Vegan-ish. There is no doubt that this reason will in actuality be the driving force that turns the world Vegan-ish. The reason is quite an unexpected one : Economies of Scale!

  • Seriously…One Password!!

    Seriously…One Password!!

    We’ve all done it; we’ve all used the exact same password multiple times. We know we shouldn’t, but it’s just so easy. It’s just so comfortable sticking with the familiar, however, with so many personal data breaches taking place, my paranoid mind is compelling me to be more proactive about taking security seriously.

  • The Opportunities of Open Source

    The Opportunities of Open Source

    Open Source mainly refers to software. It’s this idea that code for software is freely available and open for modification. Hence the name Open Source. Ergo, it also means that the software itself is freely available too. Yet Open Source software still hasn’t reached mass adoption; and I honestly wonder Why.

  • The Simplest Way to go Vegan

    The Simplest Way to go Vegan

    You’ve watched “The Game Changers” or “Cowspiracy”, or you’ve just read the latest IPCC report on Climate Change or maybe you’ve even been intrigued by some Vegan friends. And now you want to give this Vegan thing a go. But where do you start, and how do you start in a meaningful way so that you know you’ll see results?

  • BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

    BIC Art Master Competition : Africa 2019

    At the beginning of this month I was really pleased to see a post about an art competition in my Instagram feed. The competition was by BIC to produce some artwork about Africa. This really piqued my interest on so many levels. Competitions are cool because they give you the opportunity to push yourself a little harder and inevitably you always end up with artwork that is better than usual.

  • V-gang : Exploring Sci-fi, Veganism and Ethics

    V-gang : Exploring Sci-fi, Veganism and Ethics

    I’ve just released my very first brand spanking new Comic Book called V-gang. I’m thrilled to have completed a long ambition of mine to combine my artistic skill and thoughts about some very important matters concerning us all today. I’ve currently released the book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2P2HJ6r. Soon it will be available in paper format.

  • Leveraging the Gig Economy : AirBNB

    Leveraging the Gig Economy : AirBNB

    AirBNB has indeed been a massive boon to me. It has allowed to me increase my income, and it has taught me a lot about running a business, being a great host, and even how to maximize the use of my property assets. In this day in age, where costs are running rampant and traditional rentals aren’t as profitable, it’s good to know that services like AirBNB provide better value.

  • The Sun Exchange, Retirement and Investing for a Solar Future

    The Sun Exchange, Retirement and Investing for a Solar Future

    The Sun Exchange will launching a new solar panel investment for a retirement home in Cape Town. This is a great idea because as a younger generation, we need to look after the older generation, as this demographic is going to have a massive impact on our nations very soon. More than we could possibly realize.

  • The 15 Hour Work Week

    The 15 Hour Work Week

    The economist Joseph Keynes posited a hundred years that we would all only need to work fifteen hours per week by the year 2030. I believe we can get there, however through a different mechanism than he thought of.

  • Acquiring my Tesla stock for ‘Free’

    Acquiring my Tesla stock for ‘Free’

    Technology is opening up possibilities and breaking through boundaries across the board, all to the benefit of us citizens of the world. What’s even better is that all these technologies are starting to work together quite seamlessly.