Bytesized | Back to the Future (07/10)

The times they are a-changin. From smart contracts that rely on algorithms, food delivery via Uber (wonder what’s next? Technically you could get Uber to pick up anything for you), an image that sums up tech today and the most awesome screensaver ever. Also there are now self-lacing Nike shoes. Let’s go back to the future.

Like this image summed up tech then, the next image sums up tech now

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A strong contender for the best screensaver ever 

Smart contracts leave no room for interpretation


Smart contracts that rely on code with no possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. Speaking at #DMAfrica16, Simon Dingle gave the example of cryptographic contracts.

Use one of these smart contracts and in the event of divorce, both parties get exactly what was agreen upon. Algorithms are impartial.

Check out the Ethereum Project for more awesome examples. 

UberEats: uber but for food

It always amazes me that AirBnb rents out accomodation, but doesn’t own property. Similarly Uber is a ride sharing company, but owns no cars. And now Uber is using its business model to expand into food delivery. Say hello to UberEats.

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Currently only available in Joburg’s northern suburbs, an order takes about 30 minutes to deliver and there is no minimum spend. UberEats is available from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, seven days a week. The delivery fee is a flat R20.

Get UberEats on Android here and on iOS here.

Those self-lacing Nike shoes from Back to the Future are now a thing

And how awesome is this… you can’t by these shoes yet. The only way you can own a pair is by buying a raffle ticket for $10, all proceeds go to the Michael J Fox foundation, and hope that you win 1 of 89 Nike Mag pairs.

For info on the snazzy shoes, click here. 

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