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🎙️ 36: BigTech in Fintech, Rewind Pendant, Marvellous Metaverse and Heroes
Rick Huckstep and Shaun Weston discuss banking technology, how we got here and what's coming next. Plus Rewind Pendant, Arc AI, the promise of virtual reality and a new feature.
🎙️ Episode #36 of the Big Tech Little Tech Podcast
Since 2007, financial services has undergone significant transformations, driven by technological advancements and changing customer expectations. It has also responded to the melt down of some of the biggest banks during the crash of 2007/8.
In truth, it has been a transformation that was long overdue for an industry that was bloated, unchallenged and self-centred. Before, the customer was important, but not as important as the self-serving preservation of the status quo. Now, the customer has more agency, options and control over their money.
To better understand how we got here, what’s going on and what’s coming next, we take a look at what’s going on in financial services.
But first, we start the show with our tech of the week. Rick’s follows on from the last show with an AI assisted, screenless device called the Rewind Pendant. Shaun was blown away by the Lex Fridman/Mark Zuckerberg Virtual Reality podcast using the new Meta Quest 3 headsets. The tech has come on along way in a short period of time!
To end the show we have a new feature - the BTLT Awards.
In an attempt to be funny, Shaun came up with the Goat-Herder’s Award, which went to the Browser Company of New York and their novel way to introduce AI features to the Arc browser. Shaun doesn’t tell us why he voted for Arc and has left it up to you to find out (see the links below for a starter.)
Meanwhile Rick’s Hero of the Week went to Patreon’s Jack Conte. The CEO of the fanbase network released a video explaining why social media was going downhill and it resonated with Rick’s sentiments on the subject.
We hope you like the new feature and would love your feedback:
ATB, Shaun and Rick
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