Data Economic Applications
The stories that form the building blocks of our lives are not constructed by a single storyteller, but emerge spontaneously through the combination of countless inputs from the physical and digital world.
Could a platform that builds reality-defining stories be successfully imitated by technology? Popularium co-founder Arka Ray formulates the creation of a platform for stories that pass the Turing Test.
Once upon a time, gamers were young, male, and tech-savvy. Now, that player in your Fortnite games could be a woman in her early 20s discovering shooters for the first time, a man in his 50s who’s been gaming since Doom, or even your mom.
As audiences expand from a single demographic to a broad psychographic, developers are forced to accelerate the pace of innovation. New audiences are as hungry as they are diverse, and their demand for groundbreaking content outstrips developers’ capacity to supply. Gamers empowered with tools, time, and money are rushing to fill the gap.
Here’s what happens next.
Gaming is dominated by triple-A blockbusters, but innovations in storytelling and gameplay often emerge from the work of indie developers. Without big studio budgets to fall back on, these small teams and solo creators boil down the process down to the essential of what makes their project unique. Wielding a diverse set of tools such as Unity, Kickstarter, and Discord, these developer Jacks-of-all-trades understand that community engagement isn’t a nice-to-have, but necessary for the game’s survival. Jyro Blade, game developer and member of the NYC-based Gumbo Collective, dives into the aspects of community development and engagement that are critical to the development and success of an indie game.
When Google and Ascension Health teamed up to aggregate the data of millions of patients, only a few groups even batted an eye. Three years later, a Nightingale continues to fly under the radar. Should patients be giving up their data so easily? An update on Project Nightingale and Google’s aggressive moves on health data.
If it’s unclear why crypto-based blockchains are challenging for the health care sector to adopt, or the scientific and economic reasons that many ICOs and tokens have failed when it comes to health data applications, take a deeper dive into why the team that built Lydion built a specific platform for health care applications.