“Neuralink” Will Make Us Half Human, Half Computer

“Neuralink” has been the hot topic of the week in the tech industry. I’m sure many of you have heard about it, but if you haven’t, I’m going to tell you something that is absolutely amazing.

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Founder of Space X, is also the Co-Founder of a company called “Neuralink,” located in San Francisco. The company is working on a brain-implant device that he claims will cure everything from blindness to quadriplegia.


Musk recently told the press that the invention is going to achieve human “symbiosis with artificial intelligence. ‘Neuralink’ is stitched by a ‘sewing-machine-like’ robot into a person’s dark matter using thin electrode-studded wires.”


Get ready for this. Musk explains that the “Neuralink” device is implanted in your skull. “You take out a chunk of the skull and put in the “Neuralink.” Electro -threads are inserted very carefully into the brain and then stitched up.”


Did you pass out yet just thinking about it?


Musk claims no one will be able to detect that somebody has it. “It can interface with anything in your brain.”


Many report that “Neuralink” is being made to fix almost anything wrong with the brain. It could restore full eyesight for someone who is blind, to full functionality for a quadriplegic.


Musk will be giving full online demonstrations of “Neuralink” in the coming months. Dates will be announced shortly.


I heard a lot about this during my online Shelly Palmer networking session yesterday. Some of the engineers and scientists questioned our dependency on a machine of this nature. It could possibly control mood swings, memory loss, and all types of personality traits.


No one can predict the ramifications of this invention. Everyone agreed that with Musk’s determination, something major is likely to happen sooner rather than later.


Networking Online

Susie and Anders drove from Palm Beach down to Miami to take Eliot and I out of isolation. We rarely go out. We know this dynamic duo for over 20 years. They are royalty in the special events business. They are now reinventing digital marketing and social events. We always get together to brainstorm new ideas.


The pandemic has definitely slowed down meeting new business contacts and new friends. Everyone is looking for innovative ways to network. A well known tech consultant just developed a new method. I thought I would share it with you. I signed up for four days a week, for 20 minutes each. This should be interesting.


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I miss meeting new people! I miss bumping into people I know! So, necessity being the mother of invention, we’ve been experimenting with different ways to gather our community… and we have a plan!


Pick a topic. Pick a day. Join a Shelly Palmer Online Networking Salon for 20 minutes.


You’ll introduce yourself, meet some new people, bump into old friends, learn something, hang out for a bit, and then get back to work.


Request credentials and we’ll put you in the right room with the right people. This is going to be super fun!!! -s

Shelly Palmer Online Networking Salons


Weekdays from 11:05 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. EST on Zoom

Request your credentials:

• Monday – Education Tech

• Tuesday – AI & Machine Learning

• Wednesday – Health & Wellness Tech

• Thursday – Media & Entertainment Tech


43 years ago HWH PR was incorporated. This is one of our early Xmas cards. Thank you Linda Recupero for sending this to me. She is on a call on the bottom of the card. Hello Donna Austi Tobi Herman Pasterick Lisa Georgianna Gilbert.


Correction

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I never credited the above video to girl friend Mindi Lampert. She was the one who introduced me to it. She deserves the recognition for making so many of us laugh. Thank you Mindi.

Being Digital in “The Age of Covid-19”

Even though the Beaches are closed, Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess are still “Lying on the Beach,” but in their homes.


Working from home— stuck at home— it has never been more important than right now to become digitally focused — and to talk more about that— this week we are honored to be joined by Shelly Palmer on our podcast.


Shelly Palmer was named LinkedIn’s Top Voice in Technology. He is CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. He is the co-host of “Think About This” on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and appears frequently as a commentator on CNN and CNBC.


Shelly Palmer shares his vast digital experience with the listeners of the “Lying on the Beach” podcast.


Listen to the podcast here – http://www.lyingonthebeach.com/2020/03/30/shellypalmer/


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Who Is Going To Speak Up?

I am looking for someone/ anyone who wants to comment about the following podcast. You can leave your impressions here, or email me, to be a guest on our show, “Lying on the Beach” with Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess. Loisw@hwhpr.com and http://www.lyingonthebeach.com.


Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, lit a firestorm when he recently chose Ivanka Trump to keynote at CES, the world’s largest trade show.


On this episode, he defends Ivanka, takes on China, and shares his views on the future of work, technology and our democracy itself.



https://thinkaboutthis.fm/radio/the-real-story-behind-ivanka-trumps-ces-2020-keynote

Second Acts For Seniors

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David Stern

I just finished Shelly Palmer’s tribute to David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 2014.


I am totally choked up. I had to share it. I didn’t know David Stern, but there was something about him that always intrigued me.


Palmer is an advertising, marketing, technology and business consultant.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020


“My friend David Stern passed away yesterday. He was brilliant, insatiably curious, super fun to bang ideas around with, and one of the kindest people I have ever known.


“I met David right after he left the NBA. He was starting to invest in tech companies, and he was seeking advice. At the end of our first meeting, he handed me his business card. It said, “David Stern, Intern.” We laughed about it, but he was serious about his commitment to lifelong learning. Not surprisingly, I learned far more from David than he ever learned from me.


“When David heard that I was planning to do a new podcast with my friend Ross Martin, he was the very first person to reach out — not only to congratulate me, but to tell me he wanted to be the first guest we recorded. He said (in a classic David way), “You may not use it, but trust me, you need the practice.” He was the first guest we recorded and he was right (of course) — we definitely needed the practice.


“The episode is about second acts, and David talked about what he had been doing post-NBA and all about his plans for the future. He was so optimistic and full of life, so joyous and seemingly unstoppable. It is hard to describe how much I will miss him.


“David lived an extraordinary life, but somehow found time to share his experience and wisdom with so many. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May his name be for a blessing.” — Shelly Palmer

It’s wonderful to see a man get emotional about living and losing. — Lois Whitman -Hess

TikTok Is A Social Media Crowd Pleaser

I feel it’s my duty to make sure you know what “TikTok” is. It’s the biggest rage among social media users. You don’t want to tell others you are not in the know. It’s like saying you don’t know who Mr. Rogers is.


“TikTok” is a social media video app for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.


Top 10 Countries with the Largest TikTok Database

• India – 119.3 million users.

• USA – 39.6 million users.

• Turkey – 28.4 million users.

• Russia – 24.3 million users.

• Mexico – 19.7 million users.

• Brazil – 18.4 million users.

• Pakistan – 11.8 million users.

• Saudi Arabia – 9.7 million users.


“TikTok” was created by ByteDance, a Chinese software company. Many people in the United States are very concerned that the Chinese are spying on us because of the information they are collecting from U.S. users.


Shelly Palmer, an advertising, marketing and technology consultant, recently wrote an article about “TikTok” that explains why the app is insanely popular and details the security issues. Palmer warns that TikTok is wildly addictive.


“No matter your age, your stage, how jaded you are… resistance is futile. You will become addicted to ‘TikTok’ within minutes. Then, the app will begin its symbiotic relationship with your brain, and then… it’s over. You will become a full-fledged ‘TikTok’ addict and, as far as I know, there is no cure.”

Read more here:

https://www.shellypalmer.com/2019/11/tiktok-data-questions/

The Presidential Election


The Presidential Election: Does Hacked Equal Rigged? Shelly Palmer, a popular tech writer and TV personality, provides Americans with his report on the possibility that this election could be rigged. 

He said, “Anything that can be hacked will be hacked. Electronic voting machines are no exception. Which raises the question, “Could you hack enough electronic voting machines to influence (rig) the outcome of the upcoming presidential election?”

For the entire story, click here. 

And on Twitter …..

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Click here  for the New Yorker story.

Interesting Tweets of the Day

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I am finally soaking in Twitter for all its worth. I talked about this a few weeks ago but I am really seeing the benefits now. All I have to do is open my Twitter account and start reading.

I follow about 380 people who tell me all that I need to know on a second-by-second basis about politics, current events, business, technology, health, food, theater, fashion, economics, music, pop culture, the arts, city news, publishing, and entertainment. Continue reading