AwesomeCast: Tech and Gadget Talk

Goodbye 2020! | AwesomeCast 526

December 23rd, 2020

This week’s episode brought to you by Slice on Broadway, and Sidekick Media Services.

We're finally wrapping up 2020 with our Awesome Thing of the Year and predictions as Cynthia Closkey of Shift Collaborative and Rob de la Cretaz of Ion tank join Katie Dudas, John Chichilla and Mike Sorg!

  • Dudders got through the year with Animal Crossing New Horizon on her Nintendo Switch
  • Rob got back into drumming with an electric drum set
  • Chilla has been passing the time this year with Tik Tok and Tool Porn
  • Cynthia upgraded her work from home Zoom calls with a 100 foot CAT-5 cable and gives a science shout out to the speedy Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Sorg has been impressed with streaming video games from Google Stadia, Nvideo Geforce Now and Microsoft XCloud.
  • We look back on our predictions FOR 2020
  • We predict 2021!
  • Cynthia thinks Facebook will doubledown on everything -- no regrets
  • Rob sees a future of electric car modification and retrofits will become more mainstream
  • Katie predicts a new crop of specialized social media platforms will pop up forcing marketing folks to constantly create new accounts on each of these platforms.
  • Chilla sees streaming knowledge and virtual collaboration will become key skill expectations for the office workforce as we never return above 50% back to work. Side bet: cyber warfare will become headline news multiple times due to reliance on cloud and tech
  • Sorg is betting on streaming video games from before going mainstream.

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