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Hacking the Hyperloop

By Lloyd Marino I wrote in my last blog about my recent trip to Bratislava, Slovak Republic for Hyperloop Transport Technologies’ (HTT) very first Digital Innovation Challenge. The Hyperloop, essentially a super speed train, promises to revolutionize transportation as people ride capsules in vacuum tubes traveling at 760 miles per hour, fast enough to enable someone living in New York…

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I’ve been havin’ some hard travelin’

by Lloyd Marino I travel a lot. I have so many frequent flyer miles that my airline owes me a free trip to Mars. I’m not alone in this. Americans spend much of our lives in transit. The average American commutes almost an hour (50.8 minutes) each work day. That works out to over 200 hours annually, or eight and…

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It Knows When You’re Awake

By Lloyd Marino Imagine a dystopia where everything you do is monitored. One in which your every move is tracked through a GPS. A device on your car records every tollbooth you pass. Your shopping patterns are constantly analyzed. Your emails are stored and correspondence recorded. Every Internet search is tracked. And your bookstore measures what and how much you…

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We’ve Got the Whole Wide World, in Our Phones

By Lloyd Marino Like a slightly altered children’s song, we’ve got the whole world in our phones. Now though, what does the world do with it? In America, cell phones have become ubiquitous. Nine out of 10 adult Americans (92%) have a cell phone (with two-thirds owning a smartphone that can connect to the Internet). Worldwide, about 43% own a…

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