#replug. @swarajyamag on whether innovation is moving away from gizmos
February 28, 2016
this was published by swarajya magazine of feb 4 at http://swarajyamag.com/ideas/is-innovation-moving-away-from-the-latest-gadgets-and-gizmos
With artificial intelligence and machine learning making a sure comeback what does the future hold for hi-tech gadgets and devices?
It was an epic moment when Apple’s market cap was overtaken by Alphabet (Google’s parent) company on 2 February, 2016. The two companies have been on different trajectories, with analysts projecting a somewhat less bright future for Apple’s flagship iPhone (despite the company posting phenomenal profits, in fact, the largest profits any company has ever made, beating its record). Alphabet is more of a mystery, partly because they have a bunch of ‘moonshot’ projects, and have been fairly secretive anyway.