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  • Innovation and exporting Silicon Valley

    Innovation Changes

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-InnovationChanges01.mp3Decades of innovation in Silicon Valley show no signs of slowing. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn...

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  • Automation, employment and the future

    Automation and Work

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Automate01.mp3Automation isn’t going away. As the use of AI technology and robotics seize ground once firmly occupied by the...

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  • Security and Reversing China’s Electronics Dominance

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    Control electronics and you will control the world. This reality is not lost on the Chinese government. With the...

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  • Catching the next high tech wave

    Tech’s Next Wave

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    Everyone wants to know what tech’s next big wave will be, and when it will get here. As Silicon...

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  • China’s Influence Through Manufacturing

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    Mainland China’s government has made several provocative declarations and investments seemingly designed to turn the Eastern nation into a...

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  • The Interconnectedness of Things

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    Let’s agree that the phrase “Internet of Things” is a bad idea. Some might think this a picked nit,...

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  • AI

    Proactive AI

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    Some people think artificial intelligence (AI) will end civilization. These folks are not worried about today’s common forms of...

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