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A STAGGERING 94% OF CAR ACCIDENTS ARE DUE TO DRIVER ERROR. So think about the 40,000 lives that will be saved in North America every year in 2025 when all new cars are autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. Think of the 2.5 million people who won’t be maimed or seriously injured annually. Think of the emotional trauma that families will be spared. That’s the GREAT news. There’s also $190 billion of savings in health care costs, the value of lost wages and government benefits. (Globally 1.3 million lives will be saved every year and up to 50 million people will be spared serious injuries).

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Jim Harris
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August 3, 2022

Digital services data traffic will grow by 13-fold between 2020 and 2030. Without energy efficiency improvements, the industry's energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions will grow 2.3-fold, according to third party research. (name the 3rd party) ‍

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Jim Harris
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June 10, 2022

A staggering 47.4 million Americans quit their job in 2021 In November, 4.5 million quit, the highest number ever recorded since the government began tracking it 20 years ago. “It’s not the great resignation,” says pollster Frank Luntz. “It’s the great rethink. We are reexamining who we are.

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Jim Harris
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May 10, 2022

By 2030, digital infrastructure will be 100 times more energy efficient. At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2022, Huawei released its Green Development 2030 report. ICT demand and use will grow 100-fold by 2030: general computing will increase 10-fold while AI computing power will increase 500-fold.

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Jim Harris
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April 21, 2022

Tesla’s market capitalization (value) is greater than the combined value of General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Nissan, Daimler (Mercedes Benz), Hyundai, Kia, BMW and Renault as of January 2022.

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Jim Harris
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February 17, 2022

With millions of people working remotely in North America due to the pandemic, the number of vulnerabilities in IT systems has increased exponentially. As a result, cyber crime grew significantly during the pandemic. In a 2021 CEO survey by KPMG, CEOs rated cyber security risk as the top threat.

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Jim Harris
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December 10, 2021

The rise of cloud is dramatically disrupting the on-premises (on-prem) IT data center providers. Over the past decade, the average annual growth for data center spending was 2% while for cloud services (IaaS, PaaS and hosted private cloud) it was 52% notes Synergy. Data center spending is now in decline.

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Jim Harris
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November 23, 2021

Ikea has an AR application that lets you see what a room would look like with an Ikea couch in it. The reality (a photo of your home) is augmented with an image of an Ikea couch. This is a great example of how AR can be used in retail

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Jim Harris
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September 10, 2021

Solar power is the cheapest source of new electricity globally. In April 2021, the world record low bid of 1.04 cent per kWh of solar power was announced for 600MW of solar power in Saudi Arabia — that is enough energy to power 100,000 homes. Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) are for 20 or more years and include both capital and operating costs.

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Jim Harris
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July 19, 2021

In December of 2019, Zoom had 10 million daily users. From April to June 2020, the app was downloaded 300 million times – 200 million times from Google Play and 94 million times on Apple’s App Store, shattering records for the most downloaded non-game app in history. How many companies do you know that increased their customer count by 30X during the pandemic?

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Jim Harris
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June 21, 2021

The Augmented Reality market has evolved. By 2025, the AR global market will be $300 billion with 1.2 billion users. I attended Huawei’s Better World Summit for 5G + AR online on Jun 17, 2021. The company introduced the Huawei AR Engine, a development platform for mobile devices, and released a white paper AR Insight and Application by Strategy Analytics which you can download here. AR has huge potential in application in retail and eCommerce, tourism, health care and education. To drive AR’s adoption and predicted explosive growth, Huawei called for greater collaboration among industry players.

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Jim Harris
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February 4, 2021

At Tesla’s Battery Day in September, CEO Elon Musk announced a number of innovations that should, if all goes according to plan, drive down battery prices by 56% by the end of 2023. That’s when Musk plans to release a US$25,000 electric vehicle (nicknamed the Model 2 by the company’s fans) – that’s $10,000 less than what the average new gas-powered car currently costs in the U.S. Its arrival is destined to spell trouble for the US$10-trillion global transportation market.

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Jim Harris
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February 4, 2021

The COVID crisis is turbo charging the adoption of telemedicine and transforming health care. During the COVID-19 outbreak in China a staggering 50% of all medical visits were remote. Who really wants to go sit in a hospital or doctor’s office with people who are sick? When was this ever a good idea?

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Jim Harris
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December 10, 2020

In December 2019, Zoom had 10 million daily users. In the second quarter (April, May and June) of 2020, Zoom’s app was downloaded 300 million times: 94 million from Apple’s App Store (shattering the previous record of 50 million downloads for a non-gaming application) and more than 200 million times from Google Play.

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Jim Harris
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November 12, 2020

MOBILE FIRST FIRMS have a 825% higher value upon IPO than companies with no mobile focus, highlighting how essential mobile is for success. This is a staggering finding from the 2020 Mobile Report by App Annie.

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Jim Harris
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November 5, 2020

The price of Lithium-ion batteries has plummeted by 89 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), and the trend will continue

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Jim Harris
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August 20, 2020

The Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the global economy. COVID-19 is hyper-charging the growth of companies that have aggressively pursued digital transformation, by putting mobile first philosophy at the core of their business strategy and embedding artificial intelligence (AI) in all their products, services and business models.

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Jim Harris
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March 28, 2020

Syntiant won a CES 2020 Best of Innovation Award for its NDP100 Processor. It is the frst chip to put machine learning processing into almost any consumer device.

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Jim Harris
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February 21, 2020

Traditional car companies are zombies. They’re dead but they just don’t know it yet. By 2022, Electric Vehicles (EVs) will become cheaper to buy than gas cars.

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Jim Harris
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February 17, 2020

International bestselling author and social media influencer Jim Harris will be covering CES live from Las Vegas, during the Media Days on January 5 and 6, and throughout the show January 7-10.

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Jim Harris
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January 31, 2020

Wealth. Millennials have a far different view of it than their boomer parents. While young adults generally do not have much accumulated wealth, millennials have about half of what their boomer parents did at this point in their lives.

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Jim Harris
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January 13, 2020

Television has gone through a few fundamental changes, such as the evolution from black-and-white to color in the 1960s, and the transition from analog to digital in 2009. The shift to NEXT GEN TV will change how we watch TV.

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Jim Harris
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November 10, 2019

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is shifting to the “Intelligence of Things” – as artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly embedded in the smart devices in our homes. For instance, Google’s new Nest Hello is a video doorbell that pulses in color and records who comes to your door. It also includes face recognition. When the doorbell is pushed, it notifies your phone allowing you to talk to the person whether you are at home or not.

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Jim Harris
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September 10, 2019

Sales of OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TVs grew 60% in 2018 in the U.S. and are set to roughly do so again in 2019. “OLED to many consumers is still a very new technology,” says John Taylor, senior vice president at LG Electronics USA.

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Jim Harris
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May 10, 2019

What makes someone a disruptor? Disruptive innovation is a hot topic these days. What exactly is it? Why is it happening? What’s driving this phenomenon so relentlessly? How is it that some people, and initiatives disrupt entire industries while other efforts fall flat? We are living in times of exponential change.

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Jim Harris
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March 10, 2019

EVs set to upset traditional car companies in 2020Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) predicts that by 2025, electric vehicles (EVs) will be cheaper than gas powered autos (known as internal combustion engines).

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Jim Harris
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March 1, 2019

Mobile World Congress is the largest and most important mobile tech trade show globally. With 110,000+ attendees; 7,700 CEOs; thousands of international journalists and 2,400 exhibitors from more than 200 countries will be participating, MWC is where the industry’s most important mobile products are launched and innovations revealed.

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Jim Harris
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February 7, 2019

Exponential price/performance improvements in technology are driving disruption because they enable new ways of adding value for customers and new business models.

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Jim Harris
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January 22, 2019

The relentless growth of cloud computing has profound implications for data centers. Gartner predicts the death of the data center: It predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut their traditional data center. As of the close of 2018, 10% already had. This will drive the continued growth of cloud computing.

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Jim Harris
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November 10, 2018

Google recently unveiled Duplex, an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant at its developer conference. As your personal assistant, Duplex can call to book a hair appointment or make a restaurant reservation. The people on the other end of the phone won’t even realize that they’re talking to an AI.

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Jim Harris
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October 6, 2018

We’re experiencing more change than ever before, and the rate of those changes are accelerating exponentially. While it took the aviation industry 68 years to reach 50 million customers, it took Pokémon Go just 19 days.

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Jim Harris
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September 14, 2018

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Uber are data-driven companies. AI is central to their business models, top line revenue and profitability. Google looks at the sites you visit, what you discuss in Gmail and predicts which ads would best serve you. Facebook knows your interests, your network of friends and predicts which ads you are likely to click on. Amazon knows your purchasing history and predicts what you want to buy next.

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Jim Harris
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July 10, 2018

At CES 2018 companies made many exciting announcements about how TVs are evolving. LG unveiled the world’s first TV that can be rolled up like paper – a 65-inch Ultra High Definition (UHD) OLED. Samsung showed off a 146-inch MicroLED TV that was appropriately called “The Wall.” These two companies, with roughly 30 percent combined market share, are driving the market. While both models are futuristic (neither is commercially available), they show us a vision of where TVs are going. On one hand TVs will literally be flexible, and on the other, they will be HUGE.

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Jim Harris
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May 20, 2018

A STAGGERING 94% OF CAR ACCIDENTS ARE DUE TO DRIVER ERROR. So think about the 40,000 lives that will be saved in North America every year in 2025 when all new cars are autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. Think of the 2.5 million people who won’t be maimed or seriously injured annually. Think of the emotional trauma that families will be spared. That’s the GREAT news. There’s also $190 billion of savings in health care costs, the value of lost wages and government benefits. (Globally 1.3 million lives will be saved every year and up to 50 million people will be spared serious injuries).

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Jim Harris
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May 10, 2018

For the first time, global digital spending will exceed $1 trillion in 2018. And surprisingly, just three product categories make up 75 percent of this global expenditure: smartphones (48 percent); TVs (12 percent); and mobile PCs/tablets (15 percent).

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Jim Harris
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March 3, 2018

Our relationship to computers is profoundly shifting. Like Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek, within a few short years most of us will primarily interact with technologies — smartphones, computers, smart home devices and our cars — by speaking to them. We are leaving the era of the GUI (graphical user interface) and entering the era of the AUI audio user interface)

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Jim Harris
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November 4, 2017

Lemonade is disrupting traditional insurers in an industry that takes weeks, or even months, to settle most property and casualty insurance claims. A New York-based insurer, Lemonade set the world record in December 2016 for settling a claim in just three seconds by using its claims bot powered by artifcial intelligence (AI) running 18 fraud algorithms. The customer, Brandon Pham, clicked the “submit” button for a $979 claim for a stolen Canada Goose Parka. Just seconds later, the claims bot texted him that his claim was approved and payment instructions had been sent to the bank.

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