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It's Been a While, Let Me Explain...



So, I suddenly wake up and realise. I missed most of 2015. Not to mention all of 2016 and 17.

My last post (here at least), was mid-2015... In technological terms, that's about 3 decades. Like many things, life got in the way, yadda, yadda, yadda, now here we are about to sign off on 2017.

Here are some of the events I missed, during that time:

  • SpaceX lands the Falcon 9 rocket - the first reusable rocket
  • Scientists discover a previously unknown species of early human in South Africa known as Homo naledi 
  • Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is born while B.B. King, Jackie Collins and one my heroes Ron Clarke died
  • Our smartphones started to sense pressure
  • Driverless cars were being tested on our roads
  • Apple Watch and Apple Pay is released
  • Scientists culture brain matter in a lab
  • 1 Bitcoin was worth about $500 and finally being accepted by some banks
  • North Korea starts annoying the UN
  • No ones thinks for a second, that Donald Trump could actually be president
  • Donald Trump is elected president
  • The Brexit
  • Twitter begins a slow death with Disney, Google and Salesforce all failing to acquire the little bird
  • Rio Olympics - the last for superstar Usain Bolt
  • My second child is born, while David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder, Fidel Castro, George Michael and Carrie Fisher died
  • Elon Musk builds 27 acre SolarCity 
  • First Amazon package is delivered via drone
  • Engineers create dust size sensors that require virtually no power
  • A.I. has another notch on its belt against humans thanks to Google's Tensor Processing Unit
  • Apple remove the 3.5mm headphone jack, while the Samsung Galaxy Note7 literally explodes
  • Snapchat becomes a force to be reckoned with, while Facebook launch Facebook Live and becomes a superpower
  • Apple stood firm on its privacy, even against the FBI, a massive win for fruit lovers everywhere
  • Uber begins its domination
  • 1 Bitcoin was worth just under $1,000
  • SpaceX conducts the world's first re-flight of an orbital class rocket
  • Face detection is now an integrated reality, even with the new iPhone
  • A.I. has yet another notch on its belt against humans
  • Elon Musk launches The Boring Company and Neuralink
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn't explode
  • Snap inc. release Snapchat Spectacles, yes, they really did
  • Linkedin becomes a Microsoft product and exceed 100 million monthly active users (4.2mil in AUS)
  • Facebook exceeds 2 billion monthly users globally (15mil in AUS), while YouTube being the only other social network over the billion monthly user mark (15mil in AUS)
  • Twitter's Vine makes a comeback as Vine Camera after being shut down 12months earlier
  • 1 Bitcoin is worth over $15,000

THE MORAL: 
HAD I INVESTED JUST $5,000 IN BITCOIN WHEN I LAST SIGNED OFF, I WOULD HAVE NOW SOLD IT TODAY FOR OVER $150,000

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