- How likely is it that no one immediately noticed that the entire contact lists of 1.5 million people suddenly appeared in a database at Facebook? (If each person only had 100 contacts that would be 150 million entries in a database)
- What does it say about Facebook’s software testing procedures that this “error” existed?
Everyone expects automation and other tech advances to eliminate some jobs and create others. But in a new report, Canadian futurists say there’s a far wider range of trends that could influence the types of skills that are likely to be in demand — or not — in the future.
Focusing too closely on the impact of technological change alone could create blind spots that leave Canadians unprepared to handle changes to the labour market, says the report, released Wednesday and entitled Turn and Face the Strange: Changes Impacting the Future of Employment in Canada.
The report was written by researchers at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, a non-partisan policy institute housed at Toronto’s Ryerson University. It was set up to help Canadian policy-makers navigate the growth of Canada’s innovation economy.
Source: CBC News
Date: April 12th, 2019
- “Digital Detox”. What sort of company could you build around this?
- “3D Printing”. I feel like this is old news, but this futurist report says “The technology could also be set to transform the health-care industry, as scientists work to develop new methods to 3D print living tissue, potentially creating a new industry around providing organs and tissues for transplant.” What could you do around this?
- If the audio clips don’t come with a name and address, is this even a privacy issue?
- Why does Amazon need to have humans listen to what Alexa is hearing?
- What are some of the privacy issues over wearing a Humanyze tracking badge?
- How might this be a good thing for the employee?
- What sort of technology vendors might an organization like Nike, or Starbucks have?
- For many small, medium and large organizations, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are technology vendors. Do these companies need to be “vendor vetted” too?
- “Technology will actually democratize opportunity. When the new 5G network is implemented and the next billion goes online, opportunity will be in the hands of everyone with a good idea. It’ll be the age of betapreneurs, entrepreneurs who, enabled by technology, can rapidly test and scale ideas, and bring them to market.” What does it mean to “democratize opportunity”?
- “Data detective/data broker ” is listed as the top “new job”. What are you doing to improve your data skills?
Many Canadians were surprised this weekend when their phones were buzzed by an incoming spam text from an unexpected political source.
The Conservative Party of Canada mass-texted millions of randomly generated phone numbers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, telling recipients that gasoline prices were about to spike and they should fill up. The texts were meant to drum up political opposition to the Trudeau government’s carbon tax, which came into effect Monday in the four provinces that didn’t come up with carbon pricing plans of their own.
Source: CBC News
Date: April 5th, 209
1) “such messages do carry privacy and security risks. There may be ways to opt out of them as well.” What sort of privacy risks are there here?
2) “such messages do carry privacy and security risks. There may be ways to opt out of them as well.” What sort of security risks are there here?
- Are you thinking of becoming a Marketing major? What are you doing to become tech-savvy now that marketing needs you to be?
- Macdonalds just bought a data-analytics firm, and Starbucks launched a payment system? Why is it that most companies are becoming more and more tech-enabled?