Episode 104 – AI Mayflower, NFT Artwork, and RMM News

Topic 1: AI Mayflower to Cross the Atlantic

This is a recreation of the Mayflower voyage with a 100% autonomous ship. Great for research and proof of concept.

The Smithsonian doesn’t talk about autonomous shipping vessels, but that might be an option going forward. There are currently very small crews on shipping vessels, but there might be some advantages with this technology.

Related Link:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mayflower-england-400-celebrations-exhibit-180975850/

We update our burrito bet.

Topic 2: NFT – Non-fungible Token Artwork

By now you’ve heard of NFTs, particularly artwork stored with Etherium blockchain guarantee of authenticity. Sold on Rarible.com or similar web sites.

New wrinkle: As bitcoin hoarders attempt to invest in NFTs to avoid taxes, any system that helps organize and verify this data becomes a permanent record for governments that seek to tax.

Related Link:

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22308075/grimes-nft-6-million-sales-nifty-gateway-warnymph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFD_8oDxw1k

www.Niftygateway.com

https://www.wired.com/story/digital-currencys-popularity-rises-privacy-fears/

Topic 3: RMM/PSA from Tanium

Salesforce is announcing an RMM to be sold as an add-on to all of their installations. Dave thinks this is a contender for disrupting the MSP market. Is this just an enterprise/mid-market play, or will they be moving into SMB? We shall see.

Related Link:

https://www.channele2e.com/technology/management/tanium-salesforce-it-service-center/

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