Sep 6, 2020
In episode 332, continuing our last conversation with Benedict
Evans, we discuss the major topics that are dominating the global
technology landscape. First, Benedict dissect the impact of the
COVID-19 pandemic and explain how the forced experiments will shift
the immediate future where we work and interact with each other.
Moving forward, he discuss what lies beyond the smartphone,
specifically touching on VR and AR and analyzed why other
technologies such as AI and blockchain are lurking in the
background. Finally, he offers his perspectives on our expectations
on technology with the dawn of 5G.
Here are the interesting show notes and links to the
- Benedict Evans (@benedictevans , LinkedIn, Personal Site, Essays, Newsletter), Venture
Partner of Mosaic Ventures & Entrepreneur First &
- COVID 19's Forced Experiments
COVID and forced
Presentations: Tech and the New Normal & Tech in 2020:
Standing on the shoulders of giants and
What comes after
COVID 19 have accelerated digital transformation in the past three
months more than the last 5 years for certain industries. What are
the forced experiments which COVID-19 can help us to understand the
evolution of technology, for example, Zoom for video conferencing
and what it has and has not solved for us?
- Beyond the Smartphone
Should you care about the
is the smartphone in the S-curve: the beginning, the middle or the
- If we
slice and dice the other platforms in the horizon: IoT (or ambient
computing), VR or AR, they don’t seem to show the scale that
smartphones can extend in terms of their adjacencies. What are the
signs that you will identify to show that the smartphone platform
is in the decline?
- What do you think that the
contribution of 5G is to the entire telecommunications
you have anything from book, article, movie or podcast to recommend
to our audience that have inspired you recently?
- Benedict's recommendation: History of Germany economy in the
can our audience find you?
The show is hosted and produced by Carol Yin (@CarolYujiaYin) and
originally created by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong, Linkedin). Sound
credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, "The Beginning" from
Red Cliff Soundtrack.