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Press articles continue to beat up on Internet voting. They say the only way we can have accurate elections is with paper ballots. Paper elections are so accurate in Iowa they flip a coin to break ties. In Nevada they use cards. Meanwhile millions of people don’t vote because they can’t get to the polls.


Data Facts of the Week

If you like to follow what is going on in the world statistically, take a look at worldometers.info. As of Thursday morning, the site showed year-to-date deaths from Coronavirus at 2,814 and from seasonal flu at 76,441. The reason for so much fear and market reaction to coronavirus is because there is so much we don’t know about it, namely exactly how it spreads and how quickly.

Axios reported not only are pundits and policymakers concerned about tech headed toward out of control, but also the general population has concerns. A new survey shows 61% think tech is changing too fast, 66% worry technology is making it impossible to know what information is real or fake, and 61% think government think does not understand tech well enough to regulate it. 


 

As of mid-morning Friday, Tesla market capitalization has dropped by more than $40 billion. The five giant tech company market caps plunged by more than a half-trillion dollars. All five companies are global, but to put their massive valuation into perspective, it still represents 18% of the market cap of the U.S. S&P 500. Shareholders are not happy and government regulators and politicians are gearing up for new regulations. The pressure on big tech will continue to mount.

MAGFA Market Cap (02/28/20)
Microsoft      $1.210 Trillion
Apple      $1.180 Trillion
Google      $0.890 Trillion
Facebook       $0.540 Trillion
Amazon      $0.924 Trillion
     
Total      $4.744 Trillion
     
S&P 500 1/31/20      $26.720 Trillion
     
MAGFA        18%  

 


 

The next author event will be on March 19th at AdventHealth in Palm Coast, FL. The event is open to the public. Seating is limited, so RSVP by calling 386-586-4440 or email [email protected]The first 65 to register will get an autographed copy of
Robot Attitude: How Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Make Our Lives Better

Date

Event

Time

Location

June 11, 2020

Meet the Author

7:00 PM

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

May 15, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

Founders Hall
193 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Arpil 15, 2020

Origins of the Internet   with Doug Maine and John Patrick

7:30 PM with Zoom

´╗┐Virtual Playhouse
by Bedford Playhouse 
Bedford, NY

March 19, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Community Forum

11:30 AM

AdventHealth Palm Coast 
60 Memorial Medical Pkwy
Palm Coast, FL 32164

February 14, 2020

Health Attitude with John Patrick

8:30 AM

Senior Provider Information Network
2 Corporate Dr.
Palm Coast, FL

February 6, 2020

Tech Talk 9 with John Patrick

1:00 PM

Hammock Dunes Club
Palm Coast, FL
Private event: Request invite
Mail to [email protected]

November 14, 2019

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

New Fairfield Senior Center
33 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT

October 9, 2019

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Robotics Night

5:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
18 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT

August 29, 2019

Meet the Author

5:30 PM

The Boiler Room
Hawley Silk Mill
8 Silk Mill Drive
Hawley, PA

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