On the show today we welcome none other than Azeem Azhar, early stage investor and founder of the Exponential View newsletter and podcast. Azeem is here to talk to us about his own work in covering the latest and most innovative developments in technology as well as comment on the current startup and tech landscape, the European market, and offer some exciting future predictions for our listeners! We discuss his audience and the mutually generous relationship he shares with them, some of Azeem’s concerns for the near future, nano satellites and of course, the cloud. Azeem offers first hand insights into the differences between the startup scenes in the US, Europe, and China and the reasons for these disparities. He also comments on the increasing speed of the innovation cycle and moving past Moore’s Law into new territory. For this great conversation, be sure to join us today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- The intersection of ideas that inspired Azeem’s newsletter, Exponential View
- Future risks and things that should be taken more seriously now
- Technology rollouts and some of the current hazards
- The absence of European companies at the top of the technology ladder
- Key influential factors in the different national tech and startup statistics
- European companies that might break into the higher circles soon
- The innovation cycle and why Azeem is so excited about nano satellites
- Imagining the end point of the historical development of cameras and video footage
- Edge computing and the balance of local computing
“The balance of how we think about technology has changed over the last five years.” — @azeem [0:05:58]
“There are lots and lots of calls for facial recognition and then by extension, biometric recognition to need to come under some kind of regulatory blanket.” — @azeem [0:08:56]
“That line was previously drawn by the limits of the technology. The technology is now increasingly unlimited so we have to ask that ethical question to where do we want that line to be.” — @azeem [0:12:07]
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