Quotes of the Week 004

Quotes of the Week 004

Comcast VP for Xfinity (Via NewsMax):

Braced for a dramatic loss of 100k — 150k subs in 2017Q3, using $5400 per subs, "Comcast could see $800 million in equity disappear in a single quarter”

5 Technologies that will define the next decade, TechCrunch:

"Sure, there are lots of other breakthrough ‘physical' technologies out there, from 3D printing to micro housing. But, it’s 1,000,000,000 times harder to move an atom than an electron, so we think these real-time software technologies will drive the greatest rate of change in cities over the next decade”

ALu Blog on ultra-broadband services, 2015:

"A study recently released by University of Tennessee at Chattanooga shows 'the Gig Network' has already helped the Chattanooga area generate at least 2,800 new jobs and at least $865.3 million in economic and social benefits”

BCG survey on the Sharing Economy:

"Economics, not attitude, is driving the sharing economy”

Cimicorp (blog):

"You can’t believe in serverless without believing in multi-cloud”

iconectiv CTO Chris Drake at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Americas:

"This is a crucial stage for IoT implementations, when the foundation for long lasting IoT infrastructure and interoperability will be set. The decisions we make today will define the way the world connects and communicates for generations ahead”

Rick Hornby, executive director for core network technology planning, Verizon:

“We aren’t buying new purpose-built hardware - all of Verizon’s new efforts are based around virtualization"

Geoffrey Hinton, Professor emeritus, on his Back Propagation technique used in AI:

"My view is throw it all away and start again. To push materially ahead, entirely new methods will probably have to be invented. "Max Planck said, 'Science progresses one funeral at a time.' The future depends on some graduate student who is deeply suspicious of everything I have said"