Today I found an amazing Ted Talk, by Dan Gilbert, titled "Exploring the frontier of happiness", which gave me a lot of helpful insights (and it toke me only 33 minutes). Dan speaks about our inability to estimate odds and value, and how than has an impact on our daily life. A must see:
To all visionaries out there who have people laughing and mocking about their ideas and visions: resilience is your best weapon. Someday, somewhere, someone will give you the deserved credit.
For more than 2 years, Peter Schiff is making unbelievable accurate predictions (and warnings) about the financial crisis, and being mocked by other "experts". Guess what, Peter Shiff was right. The following video is a compilation of Peter's appearance in different TV shows. Watch Peter's accuracy and the arrogance of every other person:
The year is yet to begin, and the app to watch for in 2009 has just popped out: The Cloud Player, a "iTunes in the cloud" with friends sharing music. It's a all new ball game for the music industry, a brand new way of listening to music. Don't you love these spikes of evolution? Did I mention it's open source?
Vodafone Portugal recently launched a Christmas card which, I believe, must be the first ever kinetic typography video with some user generated content. The card is in portuguese only.
The following video of a Vodafone Christmas card was captured with ScreenToaster, a online service that allows you to capture your screen. I'm still evaluating it, as this was my first usage of the service, and first conclusion is: it should capture the sound.
Everyone is capable of accessing a website and read their actual content, right?. But what about past content? How can I see yesterday CNN homepage, or last week "Tipping point" price at Amazon?
And how can one use these past content, correlate it with other sources of past content and generate insights and value? For example, is there (or not) a correlation between bad weather and heavy traffic? Or between weak dollar and stock increases?
It will be easy with Zoetrope, a new tool designed to help track such information by letting users browse backward through time. The tool is still not available to public consumption, but I'm sure it will be the next web revolution.
I'm having a hard time to explain this revolutionary tool by words, so here is the video that explains it better: