Bitcoin, Makers & The (livable) Internet of Things

Where are teenagers moving to when they get FaceBook friend requests from their parents? I discussed this with Bobby this week and we chatted about the importance of photos, and the app or website that controls your photos, your memories has a growing advantage on the social landscape.

Maker Movement
Also on this weeks show we talked about the maker-movement, and communities like Inventure Cloud – who connect inventors, consumers and distributors to get a product made, distributed & sold : I love this initiative, it’s not just another Kickstarter but a means of sourcing opinion and improvement from people who really like your product.

More and more products will be made this way in the next few years, igniting small business using crowd-funding and technology like 3D Printing will make prototyping commercially viable for even one person businesses – a movement that will change business radically enabling start-ups to prosper.

Bitcoin
Bitcoin is worrying banks and governments but not consumers that much. The use of Bitcoin and virtual currency could shake the finance industry to its core. And as we see fewer current account and transfer fees we will see commercial interests trying to ‘convince us’ why we shouldn’t use it. It does strike me that they should be embracing it, and banks should be offering us BitCoin wallets, giving us the advantages of virtual currency, but also keeping our business.

Wearable becomes livable
After CES in Las Vegas, even more so than last year, Wearable is on everybody’s lips. But Wearable, is becoming Livable, as the Internet of Things begins to develop as a practical way of life. Bobby and I chatted about the devices and things in our homes that will be connected, to each other and us, improving our quality of life, saving us money and helping the environment.

Maker Movement

Also on this weeks show we talked about the maker-movement, and communities like Inventure Cloud – who connect inventors, consumers and distributors to get a product made, distributed & sold : I love this initiative, it’s not just another Kickstarter but a means of sourcing opinion and improvement from people who really like your product.

More and more products will be made this way in the next few years, igniting small business using crowd-funding and technology like 3D Printing will make prototyping commercially viable for even one person businesses – a movement that will change business radically enabling start-ups to prosper.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is worrying banks and governments but not consumers that much. The use of Bitcoin and virtual currency could shake the finance industry to its core. And as we see fewer current account and transfer fees we will see commercial interests trying to ‘convince us’ why we shouldn’t use it. It does strike me that they should be embracing it, and banks should be offering us BitCoin wallets, giving us the advantages of virtual currency, but also keeping our business.

Wearable becomes livable

After CES in Las Vegas, even more so than last year, Wearable is on everybody’s lips. But Wearable, is becoming Livable, as the Internet of Things begins to develop as a practical way of life. Bobby and I chatted about the devices and things in our homes that will be connected, to each other and us, improving our quality of life, saving us money and helping the environment.

 

Andy O'Donoghue

Andy O'Donoghue talks about technology, some say, too much.