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.

First of all, 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. When he speaks he captivates his audience and they act. As a result, he has the support of many supporters and this millennium has the hunger for success.

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.

Introduction.

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 to emails we open. Read, and delete the junk.

Tip 1.

The first tip is to focus on a good subject line. I mean something that someone, that may show or have an interest in your product or services, wants to open and not delete and spam. Focus on what your client wants and his or her needs.

Tip 2.

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

Your approach should be sincere. 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. 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 a sale and client retention.

Tip 3.

The third tip, you do not buy email lists. Buying email lists are just as good as spam. You’re 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.

Blockchain Technology.

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, rapid development is happening in regard to approves that is being built.

Conclusion.

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.

 

 

What’s Happening in our Digital World?

Remembering my late father and friends when they arrived at home after a fishing trip and the laughter in my mom’s eyes and smile on her face when they were discussing the big one that got away.

My mom and I had many laughs through the years due to these conversations and most of the time their hand gestures in regard to the size of the fish, was what gave them away. Hoping you have a clear picture of this.

Yesterday, whilst I was busy with a Facebook post I was recalling these fishing trips because I was posting about authenticity, being genuine and authentic.

Previously, we did have discussions in this regard, but since we are all trying to make our mark in the Digital World we need to focus on being authentic in what we are doing. We need to focus on doing things in the fashion where we do not become the laughingstock of the Digital World.

That myth of faking it until we make it is a myth and also a lie. I don’t deny my struggles and the challenges I am facing because it does more harm than good especially when you are trying to establish a brand. Remember the similarities between our Physical World and our Digital World and how they integrate to our business or reflecting who we are as individuals.

There is this idea that we can separate our digital image or reputation from our Physical World but I think we all know how our flaunts or mistakes digitally becomes major discussions in our Physical World so my advice to walk with shoulders tall is starting with behaving in the same manner online and offline.

Another tip to remember it’s not so much about what you think or what you want, rather than knowing who your prospective client is and where they are feeling the pain.

Addressing our clients needs will over time contribute to our success and our online reputation or let me rather say our online as well as offline reputation.

SEO Rankings.

During a discussion, yesterday with a dear friend the word “wisdom” came up in our conversation. He is like a mentor to me, and he seriously had me to become a firm believer in becoming knowledgeable in regard to what you want to do.

It’s actually simple when you have the knowledge to base your decisions on wisdom. Wisdom will kick in gear so that you can make the right decision or decisions.

When we are looking at a definition I quote from the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: “The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them.” I normally don’t do this, I mean quoting a lot, so this means I am serious and I hope you feel the same.

Learning the hard way is a costly exercise and it’s because we tend to do things in the hope that some miracle shall come from it and if our actions were based on sound knowledge we should have been able to prevent it.

When we start off in this business, we discover that there are paid ways of doing things on the net and then free or let me say organic ways, but all of them has positive and say negative attributes depending on how you do things on the net.

I know a good deal of may beg to differ from what I am saying, but mostly those who differ from this are the ones you are making rich by making yourself poor. I am talking about the ones that tell you to get the money, and they can’t even predict the outcome of the return on your initial investment.

Results, analytics that’s the data that tells the story and not basing decisions on nothing. Not having the money, why spend it if you are not going to get the sale?

Paid advertising is a reality and Search Engine Marketing is also a reality. Rankings are based on both Search Engine Optimization, free stuff or organic and Search Engine Marketing where there is paid advertising involved. Thus, people who search on the search engines, for example, Google and are searching for your product or service will be able to find you through either SEO or SEM depending on your ranking.

From my personal experience, if you can’t sell something, I mean landing that sale or getting paid for the service you provide, tell me the logic in spending that money with no return on your investment?

My advice is if you can sell the product or service and you can afford to pay to go for it, but have a budget and you need to go back to the drawing board and calculate your return on your investment. There are ways to direct the right people to your blog site or website, but if your stuff ain’t awesome, what are you going to sell or for what are you going to get paid?

Build organically use the free stuff first and sell something or get paid for your service then spend, but if time becomes an issue pay somebody to manage your Social Media Platforms and get into paid advertising that targets those interested in your products or service.

Your rankings ain’t more important than actual sales or getting paid for your service, yes rankings do help with the searches on search engines, broad or narrow searches, but is that the only way to get somebody who has interest in your product or service on your site?

Getting them there is one thing but getting them there to stay, is also another and maybe a future topic.