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5 new technologies that could turn our world into ‘Peripheral’
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5 new technologies that could turn our world into ‘Peripheral’

Hit Amazon Prime TV series “The Peripheral,” based on William Gibson’s novel of the same name, depicts a grim planet Earth in the year 2099, when a much-reduced human population relies on artificially intelligent robot servants and virtual-reality headsets allow people to travel back in time. (There are also invisible cars).  Some of the technologies the series depicts exist in embryonic form today — such as Amazon’s AI bot Alexa or Meta’s Virtual Reality headsets. But, if you think the show’s Armageddon prophecy is just science fiction, think again. There are many real-life advancements currently in development that could upend our world as we know it. Here are five big ones . . . President Biden sizes up a quantum computer at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY.AFP via Getty I...
Expense Checklist for an Advisory Firm’s First Year | Financial Advisors
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Expense Checklist for an Advisory Firm’s First Year | Financial Advisors

Many ingredients go into a financial advisory firm's recipe for success. And building an advisory firm from scratch goes far beyond a standard business plan. An outline of your goals will help direct your steps, but knowing the specific costs to expect will improve your success rate. Having a realistic view of what it takes to start an independent firm and make it through the first year in business should be a part of every business plan, regardless of your experience level. Remember that there are many business models financial advisors can ascribe to (joining another firm, etc.) and still be the boss. That said, here is a breakdown of the startup and first-year expenses of launching an independent firm. Whether you are a career changer starting a new firm, breaking away from a differe...