Frank Landman

Frank Landman

Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business.

Latest Posts From Frank Landman

Is a Tech-Based Social Credit Score a Good Idea?

Is a Tech-Based Social Credit Score a Good Idea?

China is currently developing a kind of social credit system, not dissimilar to a financial credit system, designed to reward people for doing good deeds and demonstrating honesty and integrity while punishing people for committing untrustworthy acts. The details of this system are still fuzzy; it’s not certain whether it will be a compilation of […]

IoT and Commerce: How New Technology is Shaping the Way We Shop

IoT and Commerce: How New Technology is Shaping the Way We Shop

If we were able to fast-forward ten years into the future and look at the state of ecommerce and retail, we probably wouldn’t recognize what it’s become. The Internet of Things (IoT) is in the process of fundamentally revolutionizing how consumers shop and big changes are coming down the innovation pipeline. The IoT-Ecommerce Collision Course […]

Are Cyborgs Already Here? An Intro to the Debate and Why It Matters

Are Cyborgs Already Here? An Intro to the Debate and Why It Matters

Some of the technology we now use on a daily basis would seem unreasonably futuristic to someone living 20 years ago. IoT devices are becoming plentiful, with almost any electronic device or appliance now offering an internet connection and a host of onboard features, and the average person can access practically all the world’s information […]

Do Apps That Support Side Gigs Help or Hurt the Economy?

Do Apps That Support Side Gigs Help or Hurt the Economy?

In the past decade, we’ve seen an explosion in apps that support the gig economy—a growing trend of people pursuing independent contract work, often remotely, instead of or in addition to a mainstream job. There has been both support of and criticism for the gig economy as an economic tool, and apps are clearly the […]

What Does Your Credit Card Company Know About You?

What Does Your Credit Card Company Know About You?

In today’s world, it’s common for businesses to gather as much data on their customers as possible. Big data and related analyses have the potential to help companies develop new, better products for their customers and provide more unique experiences for those customers. And for financial institutions, those data are even more precious, since they […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Neural Networks

Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Neural Networks

Neural networks are arguably the technological development with the most potential currently on the horizon. Through neural networks, we could feasibly handle almost any computational or contemplative task automatically, and someday, with greater processing power than the human brain. For now, neural networks are still in their infancy, but already, they’re an impressive technology responsible […]

Is IoT Dead? Why IoT Is Changing and How It Lives On

Is IoT Dead? Why IoT Is Changing and How It Lives On

A few years ago, experts were predicting that by now, every new home built would be a “smart home,” packed with smart devices as part of an integrated network of the internet-of-things (IoT). But there were several issues with IoT—at least as we conceived of it—that led to the concept declining. Contemporary experts are divided, […]

Why IoT Has Consistently Fallen Short of Predictions

Why IoT Has Consistently Fallen Short of Predictions

The term “internet of things” (IoT) was first mentioned in 1999, but it really started gaining traction in the early 2010s. Since then, big tech companies, futurists, and industry analysts have promised a future for consumers that involves fully connected households, where every appliance is stitched together in a web of interconnectivity and high-tech convenience. […]

Air Travel is Far Safer Than You Think: Here’s Why

Air Travel is Far Safer Than You Think: Here’s Why

Very few people are afraid of traveling by car, while millions of Americans are afraid of flying. But would you be surprised to learn that air travel is actually far safer than driving down the interstate? Here’s What the Numbers Say You’ve seen plenty of movies with airplane crashes. Films like United 93, We Are […]

How Connected Devices Could Revolutionize Nutrition

How Connected Devices Could Revolutionize Nutrition

Nutrition has long been a problem in both the developed and developing world. In the developing world, the central problem is malnutrition, and accessibility of the right foods in the right quantities. In the developed world, countries are dealing with the fallout of a deep-seated obesity epidemic, and the dubious world of unregulated and poorly […]

Should the Average Consumer Worry About IoT Privacy?

Should the Average Consumer Worry About IoT Privacy?

The internet of things (IoT) has the power to make our lives more convenient and more connected than ever before, but many critical thinkers have admitted concern about consumer privacy. Consumer groups, corporations, and even governments have spoken out about the dangers of IoT being exploited, but are these truly worthy of the concern and […]

The Blockchain Talent Shortage May Be Nearing Its End

The Blockchain Talent Shortage May Be Nearing Its End

If you’ve been wondering why the past few years have been ripe with discussion about the enormous potential of blockchain technology, yet we haven’t seen much investment or progression from major tech companies, you’re not alone—but the discrepancy may be coming from a massive talent shortage that has been plaguing the blockchain community. Without available, […]

3 Actions to Keep Your Great Ideas from a Meeting in Play

Regular company meetings can get repetitive when the same projects and agenda items are discussed, week in and week out. However, every once in awhile, in between the endless monotonous conversations, a magical moment occurs when someone shares a truly inspiring idea. It could be the start of a new product, a solution to a […]