I was meeting with two guys, one a technologist, one a business advisor.
The discussion was focused on Primal’s technology: semantic user models, knowledge representation, yada, yada…
The business advisor, having listened patiently for some time, finally interjects, “Tell me what this means to Trixie!”
“Yes, the everyday person.
Primal does a lot of heavy lifting in knowledge representation and content filtering. If you ask it to grab you some relevant content around your interests, it will do precisely that.
But what if you don’t want to have to ask?
Technology was supposed to revolutionize our lives. There were promises of 20-hour work weeks, robotic servants to do our bidding, and leisurely weekday afternoons in the sun. That was a fantastic dream. So what happened along the way?
Today, we face the grim reality that most of the technology we build simply enables people to do more work.