Nick Bontis spoke in the opening remarks. His talk was called “Disruptive Technology”. He is a Director at Harvest Portfolio Group. His site is here and his company’s sitehere.
Gretzky said that you do not go where the puck is but where it will be.
The larges companies are Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet. Apple is getting into cars, Amazon is looking at blimps for home delivery and Alphabet is getting into phones and contact lenses.
Canadian usage of the internet has gone from 4% to 91%. The highest usage is 100% by Scandinavia and South Korea. You need high literacy rates for internet penetration. The internet had 30M users in 1999 and 3.9B users in 2018. There are 2128 IP addresses. Most houses have 8.1 internet active apps in their homes.
With 3.9B on the interest, which is just over 50% of the population, there will be explosion of use in the future.
Harvest has a Blockchain Technologies EFT with a symbol of TSX-HBLK. There will be lots of uses in blockchain in the future. They could have a system to validate CVs.
Nick Bontis wrote book called Information Bombardment: Rising Above the Digital Onslaught.
On my other blog I wrote today about Linamar Corporation (TSX-LNR, OTC-LIMAF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX-TCK.B, NYSE-TCK) ... learn more on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 around 5 pm.
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