How I got the idea for a startup

Interesting idea:

Why is it so important to work on a problem you have? Among other things, it ensures the problem really exists. It sounds obvious to say you should only work on problems that exist. And yet by far the most common mistake startups make is to solve problems no one has.

Why I started GigoBooks (and how I got the idea for a startup) | GigoBooks

Artificial Intelligence.

Computer vision.


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

Autonomous cars/robots

These buzz words are interesting and there’s a lot of good money flowing in the ecosystem created by hype. There is a lot of crowing about the “ethics and diversity” and how algorithms have failed to account for “inclusion of those on fringes”.

We really don’t need that.

There’s another interesting idea in the article:

Business-critical accounting data is stored in the cloud where it’s all controlled by the vendor. Essentially, the major vendors are forcing small businesses to give up control and then holding the data hostage in return for ongoing SaaS subscription fees. (And it looks like the vendors are getting away with it.)

This is the reason I have been pushing for an on-premise solution (or at least a hybrid approach).