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Ray Cromwell
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Back to the Future reboot with Vin Diesel. 
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Another fake product that some people would actually pay a lot of money for.
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Too real. TOO REAL!
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Wow, this is looking better and better.
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Meh. The originals (Mad Max and Road Warrior) were so great because they imagined a dystopian future that was a plausible but fanciful extrapolation from the Present (a la Clockwork Orange), and then mixed in some tremendous road action scenes.  This new one reminds me of the third Max Movie movie which was all flash and expensive production but no storyline.
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It's been amazing watching computer graphics evolve since the 80s.
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In January 1983 my employer leased a Xerox Star network. The graphics machines were the latest but they could not yet draw a curve. No circles, just lines and squares (curves came with an upgrade a few months later). My officemate was telling me to stick with operations research. PCs were toys, he claimed. They could never do real graphics.
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Good for Salesforce. Having the courage of your convictions of business interests.
 
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This morning, Republican Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial bill into law, despite vocal objections from Salesforce, along with Gen Con, a $50 million annual gaming convention, Fortune 500 member Cummins, Eskenazi Health, Eli Lilly and Co., George Takei, Pat McAfee, Jason Collins, the mayor of Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana's tourism board, among many others.

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The CEO of major U.S. corporation is following through on his warning to the State of Indiana to not pass a discriminatory "religious freedom" bill.
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That is fantastic. Well done Salesforce, well done Mr. Benioff. So unbelievably backward of the state government to pass that horrible, intolerant law.
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+Jordan Schnaidt Bruno Mars isn't bad, but I have heard a lot of kids acting like he invented that sound. I mean, granted, most of pop music right now is a cesspool, so a throwback isn't a bad thing to have.
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And yet more fake products that would actually sell.  Here's an idea for startups. Imagine something so ridiculous people think it's a joke. And then figure out a way to make it.

People have been wanting the Back to the Future 2 Air Nikes, Self Drying Jacket, and Hoverboard for ages. Ok, so the Hoverboard defies the laws of physics, but self-lacing/adjusting smart clothing?
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+Robert Cooper: These days, it sure looks like it.
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Ironic that we're often better at fake product launches. My wife wants this now. Bundle up Siri or Google Now in a stuffed pet, it'll definitely sell.
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Wow, I missed this. This is the best graphics and animation I've ever seen in any game bar none.  Naughty Dog does it again.
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The whole I may climb cliffs besting the best climber in the world and jump at the speed of a rabbit while being shot 100 times kinda took the realism out of it for me.  My fingers hurt.  No suspension of disbelief here.
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As soon as I saw this picture, I was like "ok, are they going to go all-in and do a rap battle with only a single word or phrase." Oh No They Didnt! Yep, they did.
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Best part was when Hodor was like "Hodor" and Groot was like "I am Groot"... now I want my 30 seconds back please
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Attack on Titan liveaction teaser.
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I'm so desperate for more AoT at this point. I'll take it.
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This talk is great, and it's a big reason why the notification-based Wearables use case I think will fail. Rather than solve human needs and save time, they'll lead to more frequently interruptions and distractions. 
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+Joel Webber _But only time will tell._ You couldn't help yourself, could you? ;-P

I think your previous behaviour highlights that the real problem is the notifications themselves, not the medium through which they're ultimately delivered.

Looking at the "focused status" example from the talk, I actually think that wearables which focus primarily on notifications can help because we can use how we interact with the object to communicate our intent to the system.

Example: Taking off the watch triggers an "focusing" intent on the paired device, allowing it to restrict notifications and allowing other applications to react to that state in meaningful ways (showing chat status being a good example).
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