Have You Been to Anime Conventions?

If you have heard of the otaku culture, then you know more or less about anime conventions. When participating in anime conventions, you will see some people dressed up as corresponding anime or comic characters, they are cosplayers. Imagine Halloween, people dress up to celebrate this day, I like pumpkin heads. It’s just different from celebrating Halloween. The existence of anime conventions is more like a year-round festival for the otaku community. Buy anime DVDs and comics, try out digital games, cosplay, these conventions are not only fan gatherings, but also important economic catalysts, affecting various industries around the world. Continue reading Have You Been to Anime Conventions?

What will determine AI’s transformation of the human economy?

Sam Altman was fired from openAI, then hired by Microsoft, and then returned to openAI to continue being CEO. Commercial agreements aside, the latest artificial intelligence tools, including language models like ChatGPT-4, have become the focus of attention around the world. It’s clear that artificial intelligence may be about to shake up our understanding of knowledge work, as well as the broader economy. Just as the car kicked away the coachman, how to apply AI will become a top priority. How should we hold the steering wheel of the AI economy? Artificial intelligence (AI) is an unprecedented and great technological Continue reading What will determine AI’s transformation of the human economy?

The Economic Maze Navigation of Exam Preparation

As students across the globe gear up for their standard academic and professional evaluations, a discussed and intense activity burgeons alongside — the economy of exam preparation. This mini-multifaceted market has grown into a substantial sector of the education industry, thriving on the aspirations of students and the demands of an increasingly competitive world. I want to delve into the dynamics of this game, thinking about the players and the products that define the fiscal landscape of preparing for standard exams. Not merely considering that students are the players. Educational institutions such as colleges, tutoring services like Coursera, and Education-Tech Continue reading The Economic Maze Navigation of Exam Preparation

An Awareness of Economic Risk in the Booming Job Market

When talking about the economy, we discuss GDP, inflation, wages, etc. From macro indicators to micro analysis, some data (Employers added 336,000 jobs in September, the strongest gain since January and up sharply from the prior month’s upwardly revised 227,000 gain) in the JOB market can tell us about future trends. However, perfect predictions never exist, and it is crucial to maintain crisis awareness at all times. Affected by COVID-19, the U.S. employment situation has not been optimistic in the past few years. While recent statistics about the U.S. job market paint a rosy picture, anyone familiar with economic history knows that Continue reading An Awareness of Economic Risk in the Booming Job Market

Otaku Culture and Economy

Do you hear otaku culture? If not, that totally fine! You definitely know about Anime or Manga. Those things are part of otaku culture! Anime, which are animated TV shows and films, and manga, which are comic books or graphic novels, are indeed the pillars of otaku culture. Popular anime like “Naruto,” “One Piece,” “Attack on Titan,” and “Demon Slayer” have reached audiences far beyond Japan’s borders. Similarly, manga series has seen international success and are often the source material for much popular anime. The term “otaku” originally refers to a person with intense interests, particularly in aspects of popular Continue reading Otaku Culture and Economy

Hotel Price Adjustments and Ordering Guidelines

Summer vacation has just ended, and travel is always exciting. But it has to be said that when you arrive at a new destination, the most important thing is not to immediately start enjoying the local food and scenery. Accommodation is always a problem, especially the seasonal fluctuations in hotel prices. Why Adjust Hotel Prices? Same with air ticket price changes. We often book flights that later become cheaper, or conversely, failing to catch the cheapest airfares. It’s not just about charging more during the peak season or lowering prices during the off-season to attract guests. They make adjustments to Continue reading Hotel Price Adjustments and Ordering Guidelines

Will Voice Actors be Replaced by AI?

Sneezes, coughs, sudden noises. Even working in a professional recording studio, voice actors cannot avoid these problems. If the finished film contains any unwanted sounds, this dubbing work is equivalent to a waste of time. However, any environmental or human-generated noises will not affect the AI voice. With the heated discussions on ChatGPT, recent news about AI is flooding everywhere, doubts, panic, excitement, and expectations. No negative emotional expressions will stop the advancement of this technology. So, if one day, not only static words and paintings, but also AI can perfectly reflect the emotions that need to be expressed during Continue reading Will Voice Actors be Replaced by AI?

Personal Consumption, Do Valuation of the Music Itself.

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 71 I have never thought that the online piano playing recording stream of Mr. Ryuichi Sakamoto I watched at the end of 2022 would be the last farewell to this professor. I’m not a fan of Ryuichi Sakamoto. I know him, though not much. In fact, If it wasn’t for an almost fanatical recommendation from one my friend who studied music in Japan, I would not know that he is the creator of “Energy Flow” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence“, which I looped frequently when I was junior high. Pandemic, unemployment, economic recession, every Continue reading Personal Consumption, Do Valuation of the Music Itself.

Quick Glance: Fed Rate Hike and SVB Collapse

The 2008 financial crisis caused Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, to declare bankruptcy. There was the largest bank failure since the Great Recession of 2008 and the second largest in the U.S. history on March 10, 2023. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB, the 16th largest bank), suddenly announced its bankruptcy, 48 hours after its assets could not repay its debts. Its collapse causes panic in the financial technology industry across the United States. According to SVB’s main service targets are technology start-ups in Silicon Valley, this moment is like the “Lehman moment of the technology industry”. Continue reading Quick Glance: Fed Rate Hike and SVB Collapse

Earphones: Wired or Wireless

This Monday, I had a debate with a friend about an interesting topic. Now it’s 2023, are you one of the wired earphone users or a Bluetooth headphone fan? The attracting point is that with the advancement of wireless headset technology, the convenience it brings to daily users is gradually occupying the sales market of wired earphones. But clearly, the two are still not perfect substitutes for each other. At least in 2022, we still have 10 unavoidable considerations of reasons for wired headphones, especially for avid music lovers and professionals who are seeking for sound quality. The simplest touch, Continue reading Earphones: Wired or Wireless