Timing & trends

AR – you ready for this?

Innovation and imagination often go hand in hand to bring new technologies into being and into the mainstream.  Augmented Reality (AR) is one technology that is on the cusp of dramatically expanding its mainstream presence.  Many of us remember how AR burst into the mainstream with Nintendo’s Smartphone game, Pokémon Go.  This “activity” game showed us all how AR can integrate digital images with reality, but can AR go beyond entertainment, can it be put to use in other ways to enhance and improve the human condition?  Here are some of the latest ideas and projects that aim to do just that, in a wide range of fields:…Click to read full article.

Men’s “Real” Earnings Below 1973 Level: Census Bureau

The median earnings of men working full time year-round in 2018 ticked up to $55,291. Adjusted for inflation, this was below the amount they earned in 1973, according to the annual data trove released by the Census Bureau today. In other words, there has been a “real” income decline for men over the past four-plus decades!

Women have seen a lot of progress in their real earnings, but they started out much lower, and they still haven’t caught up with men – whose earnings are sitting ducks. The median earnings of women working full-time year-round in 2018 ticked up to $45,097, a new record….CLICK for complete article

Anti-Aging Market To Hit $55 Billion

It’s not just you who’s aging. Our world is getting old. By next year, 55-year-olds will outnumber 5-year-olds. By 2050, the number of people aged 50 and older will rise to 3.2 billion–a twofold increase since 2015.

Baby Boomers, born between 1944 and 1964, are now desperately searching for the “fountain of youth”, and the market is finally responding.

Can you make your brain wave?

Some technologies start off as science-fiction, as they are often difficult to visualize and difficult to execute. Space travel and rocket ships started out this way, like so many innovations over the past 100 years. Medical technology also has made great strides that were unimaginable just a few years or decades ago.

One of the concepts trying to cross the line to reality is the ability to link the human brain to a digital computer, a concept that Elon Musk…Click here for full article

The Week Ahead In Cannabis: More Earnings And The Cannabis Capital Conference

This week for the cannabis industry will be a busy one, as a number of companies are scheduled to post financial results for the last quarter.

Here’s a brief overview of the companies to be keeping an eye on.

On Monday, Greenlane Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: GNLN), Village Farms International Inc(NASDAQ: VFF) and Medipharm Labs Corp (OTC: MEDIF) will be reporting their financial results after the closing bell.

On Tuesday after the market close, we will see results from Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY). Analysts expect Tilray to report a net loss of 25 cents per share on revenue of $41.11 million. Earnings results are also expected from….CLICK for complete article

Best Joints Ever?

An aging population will always have needs that are specialized and unique, and there is every indication that new technologies will be developed to meet those needs in innovative new ways.  Baby Boomers were the largest population bulge up until 2016, and now their numbers are starting to dwindle, being slowly eclipsed by Millennials.  However, no matter which generation predominates, people will always be getting to that stage in life where medical assistance and intervention become a critical factor in maintaining quality of life.  In the USA, people over the age of 65 are forecasted to be 20% of the population by 2050, up from 15% today.

One of the frequent occurrences with the elderly is the deterioration and failure of important …Click here for full article.