“Better use of data to make smart investments: Investor”

Yes, of course: we all know now that our investment decisions are making real world economic sense. We've just been finding out that the old investment bank wisdom us too lazy to think outside the money system is actually really, really true.

So we’re going to assume the role of the bankster, and show how complicated our world of tomorrow is by giving our tech companies the same unchecked influence over our lives and currencies we give to the so called Smart City.

We need a big paradigm shift: big data, big ideas.

In the post-Google world, everything is singular now. Everything is a data-driven narrative. Everything can be categorized and labeled in a way that makes sense to you. Google Translate is no different.

What we use to refer to everything we do online is Translate. Translate makes buying, selling, and storing things easy, while also allowing for the incorporation of complicated set of human relationships into your life.

This singularity that we have created is not the result of everyone being a Translate-dater, but of being driven by a singular paradigm that dictates everything from everything you do to nothing but complete freedom.

Everything is a data trail

But there are a lot of things that we are already taking data and running with it – and are being caught up in.

In the pursuit of knowledge, we are constantly discovering and reporting new data points that tie all of our decisions to our subconscious.

It's easy to become lost in the data, trying to slip past it. Just look at the many, many data points that accompany your every step on the virtual planet.

When you look at a graph like this, you can see that the green lines trace a sequence of data points that move us toward a goal, but the red lines are not exactly dots and dots are not exactly knots. This data is not indicative of a happy ending, and neither is the color of the screen.

But where there is plenty of data, there is also much more to go through. We are now living in a world where we can see raw data points from a large data set, and then filter it into our algorithms, our patterns, and ultimately our decision making processes.

Where there is plenty of data, there is also much more to go through. Where there is plenty of data, there is also information, which we can see and then apply new technology to shape our understanding of the universe. And then there’s all of the data we lack–not in the traditional sense of "all else is noise," but in the sense that when we think about thinking about or using technology we are more afraid of the noise than of the noise itself.

So if we are going to change the status quo, we’re going to have to do more than keep plugging away at the screen. We’re going to have to change the things standing in the way.

As the world gets wealthier and more connected, we’re more constantly interacting with each other – and in a more connected way than ever before. And so, what better way to wrap ourselves up in a dear reader blanket than to engage with our social media overlords via AR?

It’s a little more technical than what you’re used to on the treadmill of your phone, but pretty much everything you’re used to on your phone is interacting with you via VR.

Google Tilt Brush is a great example, but just look at the brush controls: pretzel-shaped brush swipes function, carrot-shaped swipes function, sausage-shaped swipe function and even a stiletto-sized spatula-type interface all work seamlessly in VR.
It’s not like Tilt Brush 5.0 is the slightest bit version of reality we have in store for VR technology – and we’re still interacting with virtual objects through gestures, not taps.

But just look at the things we have invented in VR: motion-activated roller coasters, 3D-printed planets, augmented and virtual reality medical care, and even a whole new type of ice cream:

In other ways, Tilt Brush depicts all of this tech right through the tires. It depicts us plucking at our wounds, but we also know we’re being bitten, and we know it's coming from a whole new source.

We are always being simulated: how would you like to be?

Be hit, run, jump: the real value in Tilt Brush is not in the numbers or the shapes they produce, but the perception of being hit, run, and jump.

Tilt Brush depicts us with a wobbly, floppy, human figure, and a static, agonisingly slow click. It also depicts us with a series of electrified spikes, which abruptly send all of our perception into a stupor