Entries by Chris Taylor

Will Google Helpouts Undercut Freelancers?

  In the future world of Google Helpouts, which the search giant officially unveiled yesterday, a teacher on a tablet will improve our yoga poses. We will learn to strum from a remote guitar guru. Photoshop experts will share our screens as we touch up our pictures. Makeup artists will help us apply mascara and […]

The Age of Amazon Air: Will Drones Dominate Delivery?

  Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson's seminal cyberpunk novel of the near future, published in 1992, opens with what is easily the most memorable pizza delivery scene in world literature. The pizza in question has a ticking clock built into its box, counting down from 30 minutes If it isn't delivered in that time, the head […]