John C. Morley: (00:09)
Hi everyone. I'm John C Morley, the host of the JMOR TECH TALK SHOW and inspirations for your life.
John C. Morley: (01:02)
Hi everyone. It is John C Morley, serial entrepreneur here. And welcome once again to another fine episode of the JMOR TECH TALK SHOW. Lots of great stuff to share with you. I can't believe this is the last Friday of July, and next week we will be in August. I don't know where June went, when July went or where even the summer's going. Let's get right into some of these great topics I want to share with you. So one is that Blake, I'm not sure if you remember Blake Lemoine. And he was fired from Google not too long ago because he made the statement that the AI software is sentient, meaning that it has a soul that has a life. And it's interesting to me that Google, you know, didn't really talk to him about this day, just kind of fired him. And I have to believe that I think Google might have something to hide. I don't want to say it's sentient, but I do want to believe that it's a lot more powerful than they're letting us on to believe, and I never trust any of these big conglomerations, unfortunately. So, Lemoine being fired is an issue. But my question is, is this ethical? Is Lemoine being fired ethical? And he claims that AI is conscious.
John C. Morley: (02:53)
And he says that the language model has a soul. So, Google fired one of its engineers, as we miss-mentioned. And he raised some ethical concerns about the company and how it was testing artificial intelligence, chatbots that he believed had achieved consciousness. The company, of course, denies that a chatbot language model is sentient. And you know, they put him on a paid leave in June, and then they recently just fired him. So, he caused a stir amongst the Washington Post and other media. But I know that Google doesn't like to be in the news and be examined. I mean, we've learned this before, when there was a story, and you tried to type it in Google, it was nowhere to be found, but you typed it on Yahoo and other engines like a duck, and it magically came up.
John C. Morley: (03:47)
Isn't that interesting? Yeah. All right. Another interesting news to bring up tonight is the US Senate's advanced chip funding bill to encourage local semiconductor manufacturers. Now I think this is cool. The Senate voted to advance the chips bill by bypassing the filibuster stage recently to bolster local semiconductor manufacturing and the bipartisan bill. Once it passes, the form vote will pave the way for providing nearly 280 billion in various incentives for US-based chip manufacturing. Pretty cool. The bill, properly known as the chips plus package, has three major incentives for chip makers, 52 billion for assistance in setting up fabrication manufacturing facilities and 2 billion for legacy chip making essential to the auto and defense industry. 25% in tax relief for investment in local conductor manufacturing at roughly 24 billion and 200 billion grants for the research area.
John C. Morley: (04:56)
So a version of this bill passed the Senate last year, but it was stalled in the house, and now it faces that final hurdle again before the August recess. Hopefully, that'll help a lot of us, and hopefully, that'll relieve some of the issues with chips not being produced in time. I think this will be a very interesting thing to watch, but we're going to have to just see, you know, where it goes because frankly you know, we don't know what's going to happen, although it sounds like it could be, you know, a great thing. It might not get through the Senate. It might not get through. And it would be a shame because it seems like this is something that really could help boost not only the chip industry but our economy and help with delays of cars and things like that, where they didn't have chips for smart starts and things like that. So in other news, a recent FBI investigation determined that Chinese-made Huawei equipment could disrupt our nuclear arsenals.
John C. Morley: (06:03)
This is big. On paper, It looked like a fantastic deal. In 2017, the Chinese government offered to spend a hundred million to build an ornate Chinese garden at the National Arboretum in Washington DC, complete with temple pavilions and a 70-foot white pagoda. The project thrilled local officials, who hoped it would attract thousands of tourists yearly. But when the US counterintelligence official began digging into the details, they found numerous red flags; the pagoda they noted would have been strategically placed on one of the highest points in Washington DC, just two miles from the US capital, a perfect spot for signals intelligence collection, multiple sources familiar with the episode, told CNN this information and also alarming was the Chinese officials wanted to build a Bogota with material shipped to the United States in diplomatic pouches which US customs officials have barred from examining the sources we're seeing.
John C. Morley: (07:07)
So I always say you can't trust people outside of our country. So, I think we must be careful because something may look good on paper, and it might seem the right thing. However, it might hurt us in the long run. So, I think we have to be careful about, you know, what's going on in government. Where is our world going? And you know, this isn't the first time the Chinese and other governments have been caught with their hands and the cookie jar. We know what happened with some phones that got banned from the embassy and other buildings. So, this is the same nonsense, and just a different flavor is the way I like to put it. And our friends at Microsoft they're doing something pretty cool. They are attempting to speed up the Xbox.
John C. Morley: (08:00)
Now that's interesting. Microsoft is speeding up the Xbox now speeding up the Xbox, you know, and the boot time of the Xbox, the latest Xbox insider test bills of Xbox dashboards could boot start-up times, reducing it by around five seconds for Xbox series X and S consoles. Microsoft could speed up the boot sequence by creating a shorter boot animation. Well, that's always good because I know sometimes they have these long-drawn animations and people just want to get in and play the stupid game, right? They don't want to hear and see the five; how animation it's not five hours, but you get my point. So, I think this was a great move by Microsoft, and they decided to do this. And people want things to be sleeker, sexier. They want them to be faster. And Xbox noticed a faster boot of time recently.
John C. Morley: (08:57)
And Microsoft confirmed the changes recently. Josh Munsee, director of Xbox integrated marketing, says that the company created a shorter Bootup animation of fewer than four seconds from the original Bootup animation of fewer than nine seconds, helping to reduce the overall start-up time. So, four to five, five to six, six to seven, seven to eight, eight to nine, five seconds less. That's a lot of time. The changes are not just limited to the Xbox series X and S consoles, but also the Xbox one generation consoles are booting noticeably faster with these changes. So, Xbox owners will only benefit from these new changes that make it a lot speedier, and they'll have their console set to energy saver mode instead of standby mode. However, energy saver mode means the console fully powers off instead of entering a standby mode. And this means you can't power on the console immediately and start playing. But energy saving is friendlier for electricity bills and the planet. Very interesting. You know, a lot's coming down to this, the planet our system, and it's coming down to energy. Still, regarding energy, the data center electricity demands are cur telling the London housing development. What the heck is that all about data electricity, data center electricity, the London development?
John C. Morley: (10:32)
This is interesting because it's a power struggle, right? And London has this housing crisis, as we all know for those unfamiliar with it. And there are plenty of jobs in the capital, but house building has not kept up. And the result is that housing costs have soared, with a typical private rented household spending 43% of its income on housing costs. That's absurd as the results in suffering half the children in private rented accommodations are now unfortunately in poverty. It also feels like homelessness. And the city has 11,000 homeless people on its streets and 60,000 homeless households and temporary accommodation provided by councils. More than 84,000 are children, but data centers are coming before homes. The only way to solve the housing crisis is to build more homes. So the GLA has a housing plan in which the London mayor proposes 650,000 homes.
John C. Morley: (11:34)
We will be in the capital over the next ten years. And they're emerging that it could derail the plan that the GLA wrote to developers in three London's jointly responsible for 11% of London's new accommodations, warning them that the house building there will come to a screeching hall with no applications likely be approved in the next ten years. Now they said they'd seen this before, but they saw it before; then why are they acting like this? Like, why weren't they prepared for this? I mean, I think that's the question. I think that just goes to my mind and racks my brain. Why are they having such a big problem?
John C. Morley: (12:19)
I don't know, definitely something to keep an eye on, but in other tech news, which I'm sure many of you have been following there have been a lot of new tech innovations that have been coming up the pike, but the name of the game is still security. I mean, I think that's the way it's always going to be, you know, are we going to sacrifice convenience to have stronger security might be a good idea because we want convenience and we don't have good security. Well, that could come back to bite us in the rear, right? It could be a serious problem. And apple and Amazon sales are up. Yeah, they're up again. I can't figure this out. Despite the rising prices, Amazon has raised the prime subscription price, and Apple has been sued over the apple pay payment system.
John C. Morley: (13:28)
This is when I say you're crazy. It's crazy. And we'll have to see what happens and where it's going. But my question is, where is the technology going to lead? So, what is new with technology? If you had to ask yourself, what is new with technology? Well, there are so many emerging technologies, right? And with all these next-generation technologies that are out there and coming today and tomorrow and in the future, new visions are being formed. The concept of being able to play with data with your hands, literally in a 3d representation by using your hands to touch and manipulate them, is becoming closer and closer to reality because we're starting to understand how special systems work with computers. And we're starting to learn more about projection technology and how we can have data appear and use our hands to manipulate that data. Whether it be a brand-new home that's being constructed, whether it could be music, there are so many different. But if I had to ask you, where is tech going soon? And I think that's a loaded question.
John C. Morley: (15:03)
Tech is changing a lot, but what is next? We already saw that the crypto markets have been dropping, and I think they will continue to drop. I think we're also going to see that there are still going to be some people in the game that is just not playing fair. Right? And so, as we think about this with the house setting, the $280 billion chip bill to Biden, and now a new interesting thing, jet blue is proposing to buy spirit for 3.8 billion. And here's something I think that's going to shake you, Meta Facebook, whatever want to call them these days is seeing its first revenue drop. Now that's pretty serious for Facebook because they never usually see a drop. They're always cranking in the dough left and right, right? Everything with technology and Facebook is always better than it could have been. But what's new at TikTok? Well, TikTok has been having many issues with security, as we know, and they're putting in new technology to prevent younger users from getting into trouble.
John C. Morley: (16:34)
And I think it's smart what they're doing. Because I think they're trying to avoid a lawsuit. But the thing about TikTok is that it's very different. The platform from TikTok is different. Instagram is different from Facebook, right? And all these systems use algorithms to strategize on the amount of the highest watch time and then basically the most likes and then the most follows. So, it's shaping and giving our world a big kick in the rear because trends keep changing on these platforms very much. People don't know what's next. They don't know what's next.
John C. Morley: (17:43)
I think things are popping so quickly that people, excuse me, how to get some water. It is a little bit disoriented about what's coming next, like the chicken, the egg, the egg, and the chicken. It's really interesting. Okay. And then more apps are coming out from other countries. Make sure that if you install an app, you know it before installing it. And there are just lots of issues going on with flexibility. And, of course, ladies and gentlemen, security, but no one seems to care about this until it directly impacts their life or someone they care about.
John C. Morley: (18:45)
Right. So, we all know that innovative digital systems are definitely, I'm going to say, creating the runway for artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies and also starting to bridge to support more open platform development processors are becoming more robust as now with Intel and the 12th generation processor. And now need more power to crunch with more cores data. Because as we start getting into more AI data, we need a lot bigger, more robust processor. We're trying to make processors that are smaller and robust, but not always happening like that. But there are some changes, you know, in Silicon Valley, lots of changes. Tech power is moving. Okay. I mean, it is moving. Where is it going? Nobody has an exact finite.
John C. Morley: (20:01)
Right. But we know that data is power and data's control, and that's why it's important to be knowledgeable about who has what data and how they use that data in our lives. Right. But you know, new tech trends and gadgets are always popping up, but sometimes people are slow adopters. They're slow adopters. Imagine now using artificial intelligence to do things like telling you if you've brushed your teeth correctly. That's pretty cool. And this is technology, ladies and gentlemen, that you can buy and have in your home for, we're talking, less than $400. So, AI technology is starting to become less expensive. However, I'm still concerned about the security of artificial intelligence and, you know, big cloud computing. Is it being segmented like it should be, or is it just getting thrown somewhere? Hopefully, it's going to get scrambled up there because when you mix in other people's areas, there's a chance that they could cross pollute and grab your information, which would not be a good thing.
John C. Morley: (21:27)
You know, something else that just recently happened. The big lawsuit with it was Wawa and the data breach. Let's talk a little bit about that. So, consumers were hurt by the Wawa data breach. So, we're familiar with that and all the stuff that happened. But what you may not realize is this was what happened back about a year ago. A 63 million settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit not too long ago about data breaches of the US office of personal management and its security contractor. We saw it with the target. And I think it comes down to the fact that the people they're hiring are not the most ethical. Let's face it. They're looking for the cheapest people in the barrel. If they have a brain, if they look like they could probably do something, then suddenly they give them a job or hire them, but they're not the best. So, I think this has become a big problem. And then, you know, with T-Mobile settling to pay a 350 million relief to customers in the data breach that happened with them.
John C. Morley: (22:55)
So it's interesting. They also said it would spend 150 million next year and then 2023 to fortify its data security in other technologies. Is that gossip? I don't know. I know that many companies don't spend money on securing their data. I think they should, but many don't because they're cheap. They were cheap. But another interesting little caveat that happened if remember back in January, hackers disrupted the payroll for thousands of employers, including hospitals and, you know, which system was affected. Yes. The big one that we all know is K Kronos. This month-old ransomware attack caused administrative chaos for millions of people, including 20,000 public transit workers in New York City, the Metro area, public service workers in Cleveland, employees of FedEx, whole foods, and medical workers across the country. Just name a few. So this was a really big problem.
John C. Morley: (24:06)
And through ultimate Kronos group, the company makes Kronos says that it expects the system would be back online by the end of January, which it was, it affects employers. And they said that they didn't know for sure when the system would be able to access their systems and the correct information; the additional burden won't end once Kronos is back because finance and human resources departments around the country were facing weeks of additional work, bringing the manual records. They must collect over a month or more into the Kronos system. In this most severe case, the backlog could have delayed issues of W-2s and tax information for a long time. I mean, we don't realize how much we're affected by something until it either happens to us or someone we know very closely. Because when we hear everybody saying, that's never going to happen to me.
John C. Morley: (25:04)
I mean, I'm secure. So, I think the first thing we must realize as people is that I don't care if you're an engineer like me. You must always be vigilant because technology's always changing; it's morphing. And if you don't have a policy that keeps adapting to these changes, guess what? You're going to be on the other side of the fence, and somebody else will be hacking your data. You might not think that's nice, but it is true, ladies and gentlemen. So, it's not like you said it and forgot it. If you see some of those microwave ovens or roasting ovens, you must keep managing, maintaining, updating, and improving them.
John C. Morley: (25:50)
That's pretty wild. So, as we said, in 2022, the multi-core will be everywhere, from wearable systems and smartphones to cameras, games, automobiles, cloud servers, and even X-scale supercomputers. So multi-core gives us the ability to process a lot more data in a much faster manner. So, people say, Hey John, what is the newest technology in 2022? Well, that's an excellent question. So one of its RPA, robotic processing automation, edge computing, quantum computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain, the IoT and FA things, 5G, and cyber security still need much processing power.
John C. Morley: (26:45)
So what's the next best big thing in 2022? Well, genomics, gene editing, synthetic biology. They're at the top of 2022 because these advancements can help us modify crops, cure and eradicate diseases and develop new vaccines like the COVID 19 shot and other medical and biological breakthroughs that, hopefully, we won't need but are good to know that we have a system so that we can test them. But I think what's happening in our world is we're starting to appreciate technology and know that it has a lot of benefits to giving us the models for things that we normally would not have the resources and the abilities to design, interact, and practice on. We would not.
John C. Morley: (27:41)
So metaverse keeps trying to build things. Other online communities are trying to build things, but where is it all going? You know, somebody said to me, John, is there going to be, will there be a 6G and the 6G research just happening right now, but it's in its very early stages. And it will likely be another several years before the 5G technologies like millimeter wave achieve their full potential because 5G is still not where it can be in the most efficient manner. 6th generation wireless is a successor. The 5G cellular technology and 6G networks will be able to use higher frequencies than 5G networks and provide sustainably higher capacity and much lower latency. One of the goals of 6G internet is to support one-microsecond latency communications. That's fast. This is a thousand times faster or one 1000 of latency than one millisecond throughout that is that's while.
John C. Morley: (28:48)
So what are the advantages of 6G versus 5G? 6G networks will operate by using signals at the higher end of the radio spectrum. Little early to approximate the actual data rates of a 6G signal. But some suggestions state that a theoretical peak data rate could be one terabyte per second for wireless data. This may be possible. That's just amazing. So, the question I have right now is, why do we need to have faster data? Do we need it? What will 6G be for wealth threat detection, health monitoring, facial recognition, air quality measurements, gas, and toxicity sensing sensor interfaces? So, it's great, but do we need this? Or can we build technology that doesn't need to make these many calculations per second or microsecond? I mean, I think that's where it comes down to.
John C. Morley: (29:48)
Cause you know, every time we do software, we have to change the hardware. And so, then, what is a 7G network? Because people asked about that and why is that needed? Even though 6G is not expected to be operational until 2032, research has started on the seventh-generation wireless technology. It'll be the 80211B a specification for 7G, and the IE amended the standard is expected to be in May 2024, for what the specifications for what it will be theoretical rates for these 46 gigabits per second on 7G, 3320-megahertz bandwidth channels and spatial stream streams of up to 16. That's two times faster than the 6G. I mean, that's insane. That's crazy. But the question I want you all to know right now, or ask is where security is going in technology. Because I get asked this question all the time.
John C. Morley: (31:04)
I'm not going to get into all the nitty-gritty of it because that's a kind of security, but what is the future of security technology look like? Well, it's going to be very dependent on new ways centralized data and automate operations. Cloud-Based AI-powered software and stronger IoT connections are potential keys to being the outskirts of this system. So, people say to me, John, what was the biggest cyber threat for 2021? I'll tell you, the top cyber threats of 2021 were fishing, and they remain a problem. The exploitation of remote work cloud adoption, OutSpace security, the risk of double extortion, healthcare epidemic, cyber techs, a new focus on mobile devices, and a more sophisticated cyber threat landscape. And you'll hear that a lot more as we roll out because a landscape is not just your backyard. We're talking about the network's topology with people; BYOD, bring your device. It's becoming ever more popular and important that we understand the technology and figure out how to block and manage it so we can let the device do what it does without causing a potential security risk. That's just wild. You'll tell me, John, what is the most expensive security technology today? You know, and that's a great question.
John C. Morley: (32:54)
It will be getting into biometric keypad access, heliports, anti-paparazzi measures, and high-end security cameras, right? So, people say to me John has the best security. So, I don't want to mention these needs because these companies are not the providers. They're not the manufacturers of the devices. So that's important. And I'm not going to get into the specialties of certain cameras because I don't want to educate people that high-end home security is getting crazier. Work security is getting crazier because we need to learn how to manage, not just one place. Still, we've got to learn how to manage entities within that place and how they move and how we need to be able to shape and change and create patterns based on what we see and what we don't see and how we choose to flag an alert and how we choose to just ignore something. So, what are the seven hot cybersecurity trends? Well, that's another great question because cybersecurity is always on the rise.
John C. Morley: (34:19)
We've talked about ransomware, crypto mining, crypto-jacking, and deep fakes about video conferencing attacks. You might have heard things like zoom bombing cold VPNs, which are not as strong but very hot as IOT and attacks, supply chain attacks, XDR, and passwords are on the cold side. So why is the supply chain so important because hackers feel that if certain hackers go after the supply chain, they're going to be able to ask for money. They're going to be able to have control because if they want their infrastructure back, they're going to do whatever it is they want. I think that's pitiful. I think it's terrible. So I always tell people it's important to diversify, but I also think it's important to get technology in the United States.
John C. Morley: (35:21)
We should not use the technology of other company countries. Why? First, we should be putting money into our own country, but we don't know what they're doing with that data. And we don't know who else might have access to that data. So, the government and the private sectors must work together strategically and in partnership to devise the best execution of a security plan. I remember the security plan, as we talked about before their experts. It's not just having the greatest technology and the best it's about having the best people that are trained and knowledgeable on the specific policies and procedures to react in a very specific non-threatening, but manner to protect and safeguard whomever it is that they're over, staff, children, public, etc. But what I want to share with you is that cyber information security is always on the rise, and you know, you might be on an email, and suddenly you get something telling you that, you know, we're going to be deleting all your accounts and don't respond. Don't click on anything. And if you reply to them and say, good, go do it. You're going to find that email is going to bounce. But when you click on that link, which you don't want to do, you will be connected to a server.
John C. Morley: (37:06)
And this server will be able to deploy an attack on your computer. And then the hackers, the bad guys, get in all because you think somebody's after you, and yes, they are, but I want to encourage you not to click on something. If you don't know what's from, and before you click on something point to it and see if that domain is the domain. Even though it says such and such.com, microsoft.com or yourbank.com, make sure you point to it. You're going to find that it goes to something different and has a false page that they have spent hours on to make you believe it's the real site. If you go to that site and log in, it doesn't work. You try it again. You try a third time. Now you go call your bank and see what's happening. You've called your bank before you've done that. The hacker has now not only gotten into your account. They might have even changed all your security questions.
John C. Morley: (38:18)
That becomes a problem. But a lot of banks right now are doing two-factor security authentication. And I recommend ladies and gentlemen. I know it's a pain. Use two-factor security authentication with every single thing. Do you have any kind of account? I don't care. It's your banking account. If your E-PASS account is yours, I choose whatever; use it for whatever you have because no one else can get that message back. The hacker's not going to have your cell phone number. So even if they have your password, they're not getting your bank account. This didn't exist 5, 10, or 15 years ago. So now it's a lot harder for the attacker to get in. You just have to make sure that you enable two-factor authentication. Suppose you don't enable two-factor authentication. Well, you're just toast. I mean, I want to just tell you that in front. I mean, and not the good kind of butter, the kind that's burning.
John C. Morley: (39:12)
Ladies and gentlemen, I am John C Morley, a serial entrepreneur. It's been a privilege. Been a pleasure. Been an honor to be with you on another JMOR TECH TALK SHOW. This is our last show for July. We'll be back. Yes, next week in a brand-new month on August 5 with another great show, just for you. Remember, ladies and gentlemen, to like, love, and support my content tag, your friends, colleagues, and associates. Share this with everyone you know on social media. And remember, ladies and gentlemen, visit all my social media channels www.believemeachieve.com. We're grateful for your support and choice to follow this great content that we put out there to help you become a better version of yourself and others become better versions of themselves. Have yourself a wonderful, yes, wonderful, rest of the night and rest of your weekend. And you know what, ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to see you next Friday at the same time, 5:30 PM. Eastern right here on the JMOR TECH TALK SHOW. See you next time.