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Forbes: "The world needs more visionaries like Elizabeth Holmes"
« Reply #1775 on: October 14, 2019, 04:11:38 am »
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1776 on: October 14, 2019, 07:14:37 am »
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1777 on: October 14, 2019, 07:29:07 am »
It's amazing the crap that people fall for.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1778 on: October 14, 2019, 09:37:19 am »
Moving this thread to chat seems a daft idea to me.

... I see it might have been because of The_Next_Theranos changing the Subject, something else I don't like, other than for obvious corrections and adding -[SOLVED], - [SOLD], of course.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1779 on: October 14, 2019, 11:32:04 am »
Well uBeam was never technical....
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Re: Forbes: "The world needs more visionaries like Elizabeth Holmes"
« Reply #1780 on: October 14, 2019, 11:44:31 am »
I happened to notice this article yesterday on the Forbes website, titled "The World Needs More Visionaries Like Elizabeth Holmes". It seems to have been since deleted from the Forbes website, but is still accessible via the Google cache or via web.archive.org.
The ease with which people can edit out the embarrassing elements of their history is one of the more disturbing aspects of a world where published material only exists on line. The way back machine does good work, but it doesn't capture every embarrassing moment, so its not a panacea.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1781 on: October 14, 2019, 02:29:21 pm »
There was another wireless charging tech on shark tank recently.  Basically another Qi style pad.  (Aira)

https://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/episode-guide/season-11/03-episode-3

Cuban had some things to say about ubeam and Energous.  Still hyping ubeam as a competitor and viable company (~26:30): "I still think there's a strong chance you get leapfrogged so for those reasons I'm out."

Seriously?
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1782 on: October 14, 2019, 09:52:00 pm »
Shark tank is the worst place to go to get investment for new tech stuff. Those guys know nothing about technology other then what the other gullible big wigs that fell for that crap spew to them. ::)

I've watched several investing shows and seen alot of stupid tech come through. Some of them should have been regected out of the gate.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1783 on: October 15, 2019, 02:11:57 pm »
The deals offered look absolutely terrible, too.  It's just surprising to me that Cuban is clinging to some hope ubeam has any value >0.  Which it doesn't.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1784 on: October 24, 2019, 08:14:49 am »
Meredith Perry is now the CEO of Elemind, a stealth startup developing a brain/electronics interface.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithellenperry/

What they appear to be doing is develop a device that allows you to fall asleep at the push of a button (She twitted about it about a year or so ago).



I have no idea if the nurophysics works, but unlike power delivery, people will pay for it even if it does not work.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1785 on: October 24, 2019, 08:26:32 am »
I have an app for that! it's called white noise or any other of a plethora of sounds available....
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1786 on: October 26, 2019, 01:49:31 am »
Meredith Perry is now the CEO of Elemind, a stealth startup developing a brain/electronics interface.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithellenperry/

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1787 on: October 26, 2019, 01:57:27 am »
Meredith Perry is now the CEO of Elemind, a stealth startup developing a brain/electronics interface.

So she wants to control our brain now?  :scared:

Why on earth someone would hire her to be CEO of a company is beyond me. Every single story I have heard from former employees is that she shouldn't allowed to run a lemonade stand.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1788 on: October 26, 2019, 01:59:53 am »
Meredith Perry is now the CEO of Elemind, a stealth startup developing a brain/electronics interface.

So she wants to control our brain now?  :scared:

Why on earth someone would hire her to be CEO of a company is beyond me. Every single story I have heard from former employees is that she shouldn't allowed to run a lemonade stand.
Her linkedin page says co-founder and CEO. That makes it easy to become CEO. The real question is who would invest?
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1789 on: October 26, 2019, 02:09:30 am »
Her linkedin page says co-founder and CEO. That makes it easy to become CEO. The real question is who would invest?

Her Linkedin profile is gone for me, say "Profile Not Available"
But if I use another browser it works?
Are you able to block people on LinkedIn?
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1790 on: October 26, 2019, 02:15:01 am »
Her linkedin page says co-founder and CEO. That makes it easy to become CEO.

Not according to this profile she didn't co-found it:
https://www.brain-mind.org/spotlight

 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1791 on: October 26, 2019, 02:23:36 am »
Her linkedin page says co-founder and CEO. That makes it easy to become CEO.

Not according to this profile she didn't co-found it:
https://www.brain-mind.org/spotlight
Oh, come on. Stating that Heather Read founded the company does not exclude the possibility of other co-founders.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1792 on: October 26, 2019, 02:24:38 am »
Her linkedin page says co-founder and CEO. That makes it easy to become CEO.

Not according to this profile she didn't co-found it:
https://www.brain-mind.org/spotlight
Oh, come on. Stating that Heather Read founded the company does not exclude the possibility of other co-founders.

It names three other co-founders, none of whom are Perry.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1793 on: October 26, 2019, 02:32:11 am »
Her linkedin page says co-founder and CEO. That makes it easy to become CEO.

Not according to this profile she didn't co-found it:
https://www.brain-mind.org/spotlight
Oh, come on. Stating that Heather Read founded the company does not exclude the possibility of other co-founders.

It names three other co-founders, none of whom are Perry.
It names 4 academics from the US and UK, who seem to be the real deal. That makes it very odd that they would work with someone like Perry. However, an academic web site is unlikely to list non-academic founders, so I'd say the issue is still open.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1794 on: October 26, 2019, 02:36:06 am »
It names 4 academics from the US and UK, who seem to be the real deal. That makes it very odd that they would work with someone like Perry. However, an academic web site is unlikely to list non-academic founders, so I'd say the issue is still open.

According to LinkedIn Perry joined the company before she officially left uBeam, so that would be something you probably want to keep quiet. And yes, could be an academic credentials thing too.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1795 on: October 26, 2019, 09:55:31 am »


So she wants to control our brain now?

Its not your brain she wants to control....unless you are an investor.
She has track record in controlling investors brains.
She will control your brain with the same success she had at charging your phone.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1796 on: October 26, 2019, 11:14:07 am »
She will control your brain with the same success she had at charging your phone.

I'm still waiting for the talk or interview where she brags about uBeam and how it was revolutionary, and would have changed the world if it wasn't for *insert anything other than an impractical idea* here
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1797 on: October 26, 2019, 12:33:38 pm »
She will control your brain with the same success she had at charging your phone.

I'm still waiting for the talk or interview where she brags about uBeam and how it was revolutionary, and would have changed the world if it wasn't for *insert anything other than an impractical idea* here

"would have changed the world if it wasn't for being a self-delusional narcissist"
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1798 on: October 26, 2019, 12:36:05 pm »
I think it would be good if they ended up calling it uDream. :-DD

Shall we make predictions on how much time and money gets wasted, or just wait. :horse:

Here's my prediction.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1799 on: October 26, 2019, 03:27:20 pm »
It's the fault of us male autistic engineers
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