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Trends With Benefits

Apr 28, 2017

Nintendo Switch vs. PS4 vs. Xbox; Skynet origin story?; Uber Flying Taxis; Go-Karts on Cruise Ships

Our latest weekly episode of Trends with Benefits features Nick Mokey, Ryan Waniata, Rick Stella and Greg Nibler.

  • Nintendo Switch: If it wasn't official before, Nintendo most definitely has a hit on it's hands with the Switch! They are expected to sell 10 million units or more in the next year. Will you be picking one up, or would you rather have a PS4, or Xbox Scorpio?

  • Skynet origin story?: Knightscope has been steadily working to deploy it's 300 pound security robots at various locations around the US. Silicon Valley was one of the first deployments and a drunk engineer was just arrested after knocking one of them over. Will this go down as a modern version of Fort Sumter in the future robot wars?

  • Uber Flying Taxis: Uber has made a bold proclamation that they plan to launch flying taxi service in Dubai and Dallas, as soon as 2020. While this sounds great, the actual infrastructure needed to launch this venture will be very elaborate. Would you be willing to be the first to ride in one of these?

  • Go-Karts on Cruise Ships: Cruise ships are essentially floating cities, that truly are technological marvels. Now a Norwegian cruise line is placing a two-layer Go-Kart track on top of one of it's ships. Is this enough to convince you to travel on one?

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