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The famous restaurant in Flagler Beach. Great food and you sit on view of the beach, pier, and ocean.
In the distance you can see the hotel under construction in Flagler Beach. It will be called the Margaritaville Hotel. It will be a 100-room, three-story building expected to open in the fall of 2024.
Bike Week this year is March 1 to 10. Some beautiful three wheelers here.
This is a three-wheeler like I have not seen before. I had a Harley three-wheeler but now I have a CanAm Spyder RT Limited.
Bikes everywhere. Thousands of them. The place across the street is Finn’s. People enjoying eats and drinks upstairs and outside.
Bikes everywhere from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine.
This is a tragedy. A hurricane whacked off the end of the Flagler Beach pier, a favorite fisherman hangout and a source of revenue for the town. They charge a small fee to fish. A new concrete pier is planned for just south of this one.
The Margarita Hotel to be.
Bikers having lunch just south of downtown Flagler Beach.
Joanne displaying her beautiful color pencil drawings at the Hammock Dunes Club annual Art Show.

I invested in Atom Limbs in early 2021. Their technology is quite impressive. Watch a very short video here. I put this one in the high risk category. As always, remember most startups fail. Never invest in a startup unless you are prepared to lose every penny you invest.

Here’s a summary of some key happenings in the crypto world this week (as of March 8th, 2024):

Bitcoin on the Rise:

Ethereum Update:

  • Price bump: Ethereum’s price also hit a multi-year high, reaching $4,000 for the first time since 2021, likely riding the wave of Bitcoin’s rise (Cointelegraph: https://cointelegraph.com/tags/cryptocurrencies).
  • Dencun Upgrade: This potential upgrade for Ethereum could lead to near-zero transaction fees for Layer-2 blockchains, making them even more attractive (Coindesk: https://coindesk.com/).

Other Interesting Developments:

  • Crypto crime: Law enforcement continues to crack down on crypto crime, with a significant network being shut down this week (Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/cryptocurrency).
  • Bitcoin Ordinals: A new trend of inscribing data onto the Bitcoin blockchain, similar to NFTs, has emerged with the Oyl wallet raising funds from prominent investors (Coindesk: https://coindesk.com/).

Keep in mind: The crypto market is volatile, and these are just some of the recent events. It’s important to do your own research before making any investment decisions.

Here’s a glimpse into some of the interesting developments in the world of AI this week (as of March 8th, 2024):

Ethical Considerations:

  • Pace of Innovation: The speed of advancements in AI is raising concerns about keeping up with proper ethical considerations (AI Weekly: https://aiweekly.co/).
  • UN and Bias: A UN study highlights potential bias against women in popular AI tools (AI Weekly: https://aiweekly.co/).

Research Advancements:

Applications in Focus:

Industry News:

These are just a few examples, and you can find more details by following these resources:





I have appeared in two new articles this month:

Sun and Surf Magazine of Palm Coast, FL published, “AI: Should We Fear it or Embrace it?”

A new magazine in Ridgefield, CT called Ridgefield City Lifestyle has published, “AI and Healthcare: A conversation with Dr. John patrick about how AI is transforming the healthcare space

Following are videos of talks I gave this year. I have been fortunate to be able to share my thoughts on technology with a number of groups. 

On September 14, I gave a talk on AI at the Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, CT.

On July 21, I gave a lecture on AI @FoundersHallCT. I wan’t sure how many would turn out. It was a lot. Great interest in the topic. In addition to current events and outlooks, I told the audience about Robot Attitude: How Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Make Our Lives Better

On March 8th I was the guest speaker at the first meeting of Probus in Palm Coast, Florida on March 8. Probus is a worldwide organization of retired and semi-retired men and women who come together to make new friends, learn new things, and have fun. There are over 4,000 Probus clubs in more than 100 countries, with over 400,000 members. Probus clubs are non-political, non-sectarian, and non-profit. They are self-governing and autonomous, and each club sets its own policies and activities.

On March 30, I gave my 12th annual lecture called Tech Talk at Hammock Dunes Club in Palm Coast, Florida where I live in the winter.

On March 23, gave a town hall-like speech and Q&A with the IT special interest group (SIG) of the New York Executive Forum. The event was via Zoom.

On April 19, I gave a talk and Q&A with a group of Union Carbide retirees. Some years ago, Union Carbide had its headquarters about a mile from where I live in Connecticut. The event was via Zoom.

There are many more videos of my lectures, interviews, etc. on my YouTube channel which you can find here.