What is 5G?

1. 5G Explained.

We refer to 5G as the fifth-generation cellular network technology that provides broadband access. 5G follows 2G, 3G, and 4G and their respective associated technologies.

Furthermore, we may have heard that with 3G, it takes approximately 26 hours to download a two-hour film. With 4G, six minutes and with 5G, three and a half seconds. 5G is not just about the download speed, videos that never buffer or calls that never drop. Due to this framework of reference, many of us are thinking in terms of download speeds.

Finally, it’s also about driverless cars, connecting appliances, and smart homes. With basically everything that can be connected, it does pose risks and security risks to a country if you don’t own the technology 5GE is not 5G it’s just faster than LTE and a bit more advanced it’s still lacking in terms of download speeds.

2. The Influence of Politics on Technology.

Politics and technology are like oil and water it does not mix well. President Donald Trump and China relationship are volatile, as seen in reports. He barred American Firms to make use of telecoms equipment made by firms posing national security risks. It is aimed at China and Huawei.

Despite these claims, Russia has decided to side with Huawei to develop 5G and Russia’s president has voiced an opinion that Huawei is getting pushed out of global markets to develop 5G.

3. Ownership of Technology.

It leaves us with the question is this restriction on digital assets and development that can benefit the world really founded or is this more about ownership of this technology?

Huawei’s biggest challenge seems to be a replacement Android Operating System since Google has been barred from Huawei due to the claims of posing a threat or risk to the national security of America.

According to reports from Forbes, it seems like Huawei is testing Aurora OS as a replacement, but there are speculations Huawei exploring multiple alternative options. Therefore we are uncertain to what it may result in the future.

4. Questionable Outcome.

Another question is how will global markets react. Is it possible for Huawei and China to develop their own Android Operating System and Services?

Rap battle between Google and Huawei.

Background.

Phoning my eldest daughter this afternoon was a shock. She just started this year her first year at varsity. I was so amazed at her accuracy regarding the Google ban on Huawei.

It’s old news already, but it seems like two rappers on stage battling out. The audience is paying to listen to each word without getting value.

The Facts.

On 1 December Meng Wanzou, the daughter of the founder of Huawei was detained in Canada. Why was this move necessary?

Quoting my daughter now: “This is a typical example of governments influence or intervention in the macro-environment that place not only a burden on businesses but also the consumer.”

Imagine my daughter paid 5400ZAR. What about the consumer that paid 20 000ZAR?

Google’s ban on Huawei is going to impact the end-user negatively. The fact that no evidence came to the fore that Huawei is a national security bridge, is this security issues facts or fiction?

Traditionally people are afraid of advanced technology that is better than your own. Now I do not want to bad mouth but how many users are going to fall victim due to governments influence in this regard?

If you are tired of the rap battle, I don’t think there is a loser at this stage since negotiations may resume and parties may change their decisions.

Does Huawei have an Alternative to compete with Google?

The main concern that we are having is Huawei will have to be able to provide users all over the world not only with an alternative browser but approves. This battle is far from won, the question is if negotiations failed is there an alternative for Huawei to solve the problem?

Read more here or if you prefer video here.

The Advancements of Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain.

We are in for major surprises when we have a look at Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain.

When we enter discussions about the blockchain, do we really have the knowledge or ability to explain to someone else what the blockchain is?

To embracing the definition alone about the blockchain is limiting. Our full understanding of the blockchain is the question, what can we do with it? There are different developments that pave the integration of technologies on the blockchain, for example, Artificial Intelligence or the Internet of Things.

The fact is that we can’t deny how Artificial Intelligence and Technology will impact our lives. These changes are already happening with the devices we are interacting each day.

Major Surprises.

Surprisingly, we shall discover the advancements of Artificial Intelligence that opens the proverbial can of worms. Not everybody is ready to get to grips with the advancements of Artificial Intelligence. The reality is that we shall find people for and against it.

I was watching several Youtube videos regarding Sophia the humanoid robot. She is known to be the world’s most expressive robot. This freak some people out to ask the question when will robots become as smart as humans.

Robots seem to be more advanced than many of us. People have different reactions to robots because of some of the robots have mental and cognitive structures to eventually surpass humans like Sophia.

Future Predictions.

What makes it a bit uncomfortable for some is the predictions that they may function on our level within the next 3-5 years according to Hanson Robotics chief scientist Ben Goertzel.

I think that Sophia and all applications on the blockchain deserve attention since different AI’s are coordinating on an Open Source Network for example on the Ethereum Blockchain.

In future, we shall come back discussing Sophia and have look at Hanson Robotics, Singularity Net have a deeper look at how Decentralized Cloud Base Platforms are working to get the understanding of the puzzle of Artificial intelligence.

Are we ready to interact with robots on peer-2-peer technology and how will it impact our lives in the future?

Virual Conference: How to make money with IIot?

Exciting news, speakers from Industrial Internet Consortium, Siemens and Alta Via Consulting will explain this in their upcoming virtual conference, on May 30.

Somethings maybe free,  like this virtual conference but it ain’t cheap you can learn from the best and if you are intrigued by IIot book your seat here, there are only a few days left.

I am  excited and looking forward to this conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blockchain Promoted to a Wider Audience.

Great News in Crypto Space

Great news as Chilliz announced, on the 17th of May, it’s a partnership with Binance Chain. This is really great news for blockchain.

According to Alex Dreyfus, CEO of Chiliz, this move has the potential to get billions of sports fans engaged. It will allow brands and household names to become part of the crypto space.

This is admirable and applaudable since this makes blockchain technology available to ordinary people as well.

Changpeng Zhao, CEO & Founder of Binance said: “Sports is the perfect vehicle through which to educate mass consumers about the potential and the utility of blockchain technology. I’m proud that Binance and Chiliz are leading that charge globally.”

How do I want to describe it, awesome, awesome, Awesome! People are normally afraid and skeptical about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Combining it with something familiar and not threatening like sports have the potential to get ordinary people excited enough to learn more about cryptocurrencies and the blockchain.

The new Socios.com app is inviting and acquire a vote, rewards, etc. Greater things will become of this partnership because after $CHZ integration later this year Fan Tokens of football clubs of the biggest European football leagues are on their way.

Great stuff, developments on the blockchain promotes us to become more familiar with blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Conclusion.

Ain’t it exciting to think in a few months from now we shall be able to obtain a digital asset of our own favorite football club.

Is Opera Browser Building on Clay or Solid Ground?

The Face of Tron and History.

What to make of it, I don’t know? There are many rumors going around in the technological circles about TRON and Justin Sun who is the face of TRON. In all honesty, it’s difficult to mention TRON without mentioning Justin Sun. All of TRON’s Marketing leads to Justin Sun. He has the support that we can not deny when he speaks his supporters listen.

Alligations that Justin Sun is known for his fake partnerships and misleading his community.  Nobody wants to bad mouth any startup or even an established blockchain project but we can’t walk eyes closed and not think we are going to stumble and fall.

We have a responsibility towards ourselves to investigate and base our decisions on what we know. I want to encourage the visitors to this site to seriously do some homework on TRON.

What shocked me many in the crypto space circle YouTube Video was the resignation of Lucien Chen and what he had to say about TRON regarding token distribution, Super Representatives, code development, etc.  This really raises concerns is TRON a centralized project or not?

Justin, on the other hand, seems to be quite the guy believing in things that did not come to pass as if it did. Tweeting things like his partnerships and there is references to it.

Sadly, it seems his claims were unfounded since an ordinary invitation to Justin is perceived by him as a partnership. If you investigate further the rumors about his fake partnerships check out his tweets about a senior developer from Alibaba.

Media Announcements.

Making a long story short two days ago Opera Browser announced it will support multiple blockchains in its browser and TRON was mentioned.

Shocking Crypto Space.

A day ago Opera Browser announced TRON being added to its crypto wallet and collaboration with TRON. Is  Opera Browser building on clay or solid ground? Something you need to investigate yourself.

 

Three Tips For Email Marketing.

Sadly the truth is that junk stays junk, and we cannot compare junk with something awesome or extraordinary. We can sit for hours and put a lot of effort into compiling junk, and then we ask why are we not seeing the results?

The answer is simply that we are doing things just to get them done, or we do things that please ourselves. This is one of the major mistakes we make because there is a lot of content on the net, some junk and some awesome stuff.

It’s the same as if you are opening your mailbox in the physical world. Before I reach the entrance of my home I have already disposed of the junk mail. The same applies with emails we open. Read, and delete the junk.

The first tip is to focus on a good subject line. I mean something that someone, that may show or have interest in your product or services, want to open and not delete and spam.

Focus on what your client wants and/or needs. The second tip: look from their perspective. Address their pain points and stop trying to force somebody to buy or to execute an action you want for your business. Focus on giving good and awesome content rather than selling because you want to retain the client help him through the journey until he converts. I believe: allow 80% for the email’s content and 20% for marketing.

Remember your approach should be sincere and focused on the client’s needs and not forcing something that your client or prospect does not need. During a sale you may have developed the ability to sell something to a client that he or she does not need and you may feel like the winner by getting the sale but you are surely going to be the loser when it comes to retaining the client.

It is supposed to be a win – win situation and you may have the ability to sell eggs to chicken but you have failed to retain the client. However if you want to sell eggs to chicken and you don’t care to retain the client and always want to be the winner, you are not going to be able to retain the client.

What client in their right mind will come back to you if you gave him a product or service he or she did not need or want? Give him or her the room or opportunity to need your product or service and acquire the skill to create the need, or want for the product. Learn the nurturing process that involves into a sale and client retention.

The third tip don’t buy email lists. Personally buying email lists is just as good as spamming your reaching out to people that want your products or services and trying to force the issue.

People generally overlook the significant role email marketing plays in nurturing prospects through a sales funnel and that’s why email lists are being collected on most websites. When they have your email, they can market to you, and if they are doing it effectively, they may sell their products or services.

With blockchain technology the effective nurture journey of prospects through a sales funnel will promote new dimensions to email marketing. Remember blockchain technology is still in an infancy stage, however the rapid development is happening in regard to approves that are being build.

Just imagine how exciting this will be on a decentralized web, the different futuristic features email approves may adopt. It’s definitely going to be more advanced in regard to spam boxes, spam filters, virus detection sorting your contacts and post into different groups, bulk posts, etc.

Blockchain and Cryptocurencies Favoured.

We are on the brink of something big!

In the beginning, online shopping was a challenge for all, and now we are buying stuff online. Yes, shopping and spending money online has become part and parcel of modern life.

Value is being added to cryptocurrencies and my favorite line is to say wake up! Cryptocurrencies are becoming a mainstream asset for all! If you haven’t budgeted for it, operating digitally is going to change soon and we need to gear ourselves for the changes.

We have a responsibility towards ourselves to seriously take note of what is going on around us. There were rumors of a structure, Identity Overlay Network (ION) a decentralized identity network build on top of the bitcoin blockchain.

People felt the urge to buy bitcoin. What does it mean? Then suddenly US Senators are asking Zuckerberg questions about Facebook’s Libra project.

Cryptocurrencies are definitely getting attention and we need to see that Facebook is geared and did align themselves to a new dimension where people are going to use cryptocurrencies to do shopping online, send money family and friends, etc. this is immediate transactions on the blockchain.

Some of us are inclined not to think and just to do things on the spur of the moment. But I believe calculated decisions by powerhouses promoted assurance in cryptocurrencies and this is why cryptocurrencies look attractive like flowers blooming.

My humble opinion is that Facebook’s entrance on the blockchain is going to let other big social media platforms follow and enter the blockchain. Our social media platforms are going to influence e-commerce as we know it.

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are going to make transactions a lot easier, so take note of it and be ready! This is really assuring people to invest as cryptocurrencies have become a mainstream asset nobody can deny.

What is the Blockchain and the Internet of Things?

My challenge this morning was getting a clear understanding of what’s the difference between blockchain and the internet of things.

I was struggling to get answers and the terminology is making it more difficult to understand, but it’s more of a mirror image than the real thing that I want to share.

A lot of information on the web exists regarding these topics and how deeper you investigate the more confusing it may get.

So after consulting with my friend on these topics, we agreed on certain basics to try and explain what is blockchain and what’s the internet of things.

Basically, the blockchain is the structure to build on. Looking back at the arrival of blockchain and how people are still confusing it with bitcoin, we need to clarify the basics.

In the beginning, blockchain started off as a transactional tool or open ledger to all on the specific blockchain to pay people immediately with digital currencies, cutting out the middlemen and you pay directly for the service or product.

The blockchain is still evolving and becoming something that I wonder if anyone is capable to understand it to the fullest. Ethereum started on a blockchain and developed smart contracts another development that we did not anticipate could stem from the blockchain.

Developments led further to decentralized approves being built on the blockchain. There was a movie titled: “The Mummy” and Arnold Vosloo a South African Actor featured in this role of the mummy.

The visual effects were great to describe how blockchain and the internet of things are working. It started with a skeleton or mummy that were woken and then you saw how muscle was added to the skeleton and skin so that eventually he became once again human.

Now if you get the picture of what I am saying you shall get the answer to the puzzling question of blockchain and how we can use the internet of things to devices to the blockchain and internet of things.

Okay, we can establish then that blockchain is the structure or skeleton of all the things build on a blockchain and the internet of things is giving it some flesh.

If cars can run on its own without a driver and are on the blockchain or a house an all its appliances can be controlled from the internet of things, imagine all the possibilities, it seems endless.

Rumors of merging technologies are going about it to solve problems and it’s surely becoming a reality as technology is taking giant leaps for mankind.

Do We Need Websites?

I was sitting in front of the laptop busy tweeting when I received a direct message from this lady. Well, she asked me what do I think about her Twitter account, and I started off giving my professional opinion since I thought she knew exactly what I was doing by viewing my profile.

I was looking at her profile, links, and hashtags when she posed this question, so this conversation motivated me to revisit the question of why do we do need websites and what is the importance of being ranked on the main Search Engines for example Google?

A website has become an essential tool in business. We can not argue the fact that if we don’t expand our business digitally our business will be under a lot of pressure to survive, we need to be out there digitally to expand.

We also need to become competent in what we are doing. Incompetence is going to be our downfall if we do not become knowledgeable about the new developments and strategies.

A website can become a real headache if we do not know what we are doing and why we are doing certain things in a certain fashion, thus if you are not prepared to obtain the knowledge required to develop a website I strongly recommend you hire somebody competent to get it done.

You can also have this awesome website, but it will not help you without being visible on the search engines, because your business depends on it to make that extra sales a possibility.

I am all for self-help but then you need to learn and it’s fine to make some mistakes along the way and also to learn from it.

Just take note incompetency can be costly, so don’t be incompetent when it requires knowledge. You do require knowledge to base your decisions on. This is not trying to sell services but you need the knowledge that a website is a digital space for your business to expand. You have to plan and need a good web strategy in place for it.

Your potential client is most probably going to search from a mobile device on a search engine and that’s why ranking high on the search pages has its perks.

We all start by doing something but in order to expand you shall discover paying for somethings ain’t such a bad idea if you work within a budget that you can afford.