Norm Joins Pangea Labs as Business Advisor

Pangea is building a series of integrations into the largest payment systems and commerce platforms so every Web2 business can become Web3 enabled overnight. By tying ownership to a phone number, we can integrate with any Web2 platform and drive KPIs for brands, eliminate friction for users, and unlock new commercial use cases that reward digital asset owners.

Web3 applications are too convoluted for brands and mainstream consumers. Brands can’t integrate it into their tech-stacks or marketing campaigns and the consumer experience is clunky and full of friction. We believe changing user habits and replacing legacy systems is not a realistic approach; instead, we must meet customers and brands where they are today.

By integrating our proof-of-ownership technology into the top payment and commerce platforms, we can create frictionless experiences native to these platforms that seamlessly serve businesses and customers alike. These rails will facilitate partnerships between Web2 and Web3, and unlock new commercial use cases.

We’ve spent the last five years building technology and selling to brands, so we are acutely aware of their needs, tech-stacks, and have deep relationships with key decision-makers. Each Pangea engineer has at least 10 years of experience and has been building in Web3 for the last three years.

Norm Joins WristCam as Business Consultant

WristCam is a unique dual-camera bracelet for Apple Watch, developed in close collaboration with Apple.

WristCam transforms Apple Watches into photo and video recording devices and brings live video chat straight from the wrist. It can take selfies and panoramic shots in high definition, even underwater and is perfect for running, action and water sports, or just to capture moments as they happen; record it all in real-time to the Cloud or broadcast it lives to one, or to dozens of contacts.  

  • 15k units have been sold to date, mostly online by word of mouth
  • Pro Surfer Noah Beschen uses his Wristcam + Apple Watch to capture amazing big waves and aerial content from around the world.
    • The forthcoming feature film “Noah” brought to you by RVCA, WristCam, and Lost Surfboards will be premiering on the WSL tour later this year.
  • NBA Master Trainer and Jordan Brand Ambassador Chris Johnson uses WristCam every day in the gym while he is training elite players such as LeBron James, Chris Paul, Jaren Jackson Jr and Candice Parker.
    • The power of having live video and capture capabilities right from his Apple Watch in real time with WristCam is a game changer for Chris.  There is no place on the court for a phone.
  • International superstar Bruno Mars uses his WristCam to capture moments from his tour while on the road and uses it to stay connected to his team and security detail while on the move.

Behind WristCam are a 25-strong team of engineers and entrepreneurs based in Silicon Valley and Israel and developed a full-stack computer vision platform built on multiple technology breakthroughs. With the hardware validated by a growing base of active users, WristCam is now a software development play. The software has evolved to make possible some very powerful personal protection features that are about to be released to the public, initiating a new phase of growth for the company.

  • Protect, a standalone Personal Protection iPhone/Android App based on the Wristcam software engine, will be launched this quarter. Protect is expected to be both an independent revenue source from monthly App subscriptions and a driver for WristCam hardware sales. It taps into powerful use cases for women, children, people of color and LGBTQ that also resonates with major influencers, the press and the general public. The App leverages live video streaming and geolocation to prevent potential emergencies and stress situations before they happen and materially improves the 911 emergency response if an emergency actually ensues. 
  • Protect Silver is shaping-up to be an even bigger opportunity, offering Active Seniors a game-changing personal safety product with a monthly subscription that includes a free Apple Watch, a free Wristcam, the Protect App, a cellular subscription and a safety operator service that can guide seniors through minor emergencies and call 911 on their behalf while improving 911 response times by the sharing of a distressed caller’s live sound, video and data environment. 

Wristcam has the potential to generate hundreds of millions in revenue with only minor penetration levels of the world’s expanding base of 150 million Apple Watches.

Norm joins Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp as Business Advisor

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp was born out of the desire to give the public the experience of living the life of a Rock Star, with Rock Stars, for a few days, and gaining their knowledge along the way. The idea came to David Fishof after years of producing rock tours throughout the world. He’s been honored to work with veteran rockers, Roger Daltrey, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Bill Wyman, Peter Frampton and so many more. David’s desire to share this experience gave him the inspiration to create the one-of-a-kind Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Over the past 20 years, our campers and counselors have become family. It’s become more than we ever dreamed of.

Norm Re-Joins Artificial Intelligence Company as Business Advisor, Founded by AI Pioneer Who Coined The Term ‘Artificial General Intelligence’ (AGI)

I am working with one of the top 10 AI scientists in the world Peter Voss, who, with his early partners, Ben Goertzel (Founder of Singularity NET) and Shane Legg (co-founder of DeepMind acquired by Google) are the ones that coined the phrase Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

I will be introducing an adaptive, contextual, conversational Artificial Intelligence based on cognitive architecture.  It remembers what is said, and it constantly learns; it’s so much more intuitive and intelligent than current chatbots (ML/DL), virtual assistants, Siri, Alexa, etc.

All of the Benefits, None of the Risks of ChatGPT for Your Business

Aigo is built on a mind-like integrated cognitive architecture. This is radically different from the other current chatbots and so-called ‘personal assistants’ and puts Aigo ‘Light Years’ ahead.

Aigo’s human-like cognition allows it to:

    • Listen and remember what was said and utilize this in future conversations
    • Understand context and complex sentences
    • Use Reasoning to disambiguate and answer questions
    • Learn new facts and skills interactively, in real-time
    • Have ongoing, meaningful conversations
    • Hyper-personalize experiences based on user’s history, preferences and goals

Norm Joins CERCA as Business Advisor – Revolutionizing the way living, working and social spaces are built

Cerca creates spaces. Not just any spaces; sustainable spaces that are loved for their design, quality, functionality, and durability. We’ve identified that America simply cannot build fast enough. Supply chain issues, limited availability of skilled workers and rising costs of materials create tremendous challenges when it comes to timing, budgeting, and executing on traditional builds. 

We are disrupting the way we build by:

  • Breaking away from traditional stick-built construction by building offsite and eliminating waste
  • Arbitraging labor and capital overseas  
  • Building with a low carbon footprint that incurs savings they can pass on to customers
  • Exploiting their incredibly balanced and talented team each with their own area of expertise and specialty

Recent Wins:

  • CERCA signed Costco as their first major distribution partner and they’re rolling out to the initial stores next quarter and soon to begin a national roadshow with them. 
  • CERCA signed another agreement with the Global Green foundation and actor Brad Pitt to rebuild 105 homes in New Orleans’ 9th Ward district beginning later this year. 
  • CERCA signed a deal with actor Dennis Quaid to be featured on his new show “Viewpoint” which has an audience of 65M households.
  • CERCA is building a social space for Jamie Fox, and working on a new social space that incorporates a golf simulator… it is really cool!

Norm Joins Oort (formerly ComputeCoin) as Advisor; Build and scale applications on a decentralized cloud

The Web3 Data Infrastructure

Oort offers a suite of decentralized data solutions for the next billion Web3 users. So far, Oort has successfully launched a few business solutions that operate on its 27k+ geo-distributed decentralized infrastructure nodes around the world. The key features of web3 data infrastructure are “Privacy” and “Low Cost”.  The services in promotion now are given as follows:

  1. Web Hosting Service makes websites resilient to power outages, server crashes, data breaches and censorship, by hosting your websites (if they are on AWS/Google Cloud now) on a fully decentralized network. 
  2. NFT Photo and Video Storage Service stores off-chain NFT data (like metadata, images, and other assets). Users can securely store and easily manage NFT collections on a fully decentralized network
  3. Data Archiving Service enables permanent and immutable data storage that is at least 60% cheaper.

Norm Joins urFeed as Consultant / TikTok meets Twitter Spaces in web3

urFeed is a web3 social platform that combines live video streaming and short-form video with an inbuilt token-based rewards system where creators and users earn ownership of the platform.

They assembled quite an Impressive team with deep experience in building social, community and web3 platforms.

Their current focus is onboarding Live Shows. They are working with Patrick Wagner (Ex-head of Creators from Rug Radio), Trust DAO (Solana’s #1 NFT marketing agency), and dGEN Network (web3 media house) to onboard creators and their audience.

In addition to iOS, Android and desktop, they have been asked by Solana Foundation to create a version for the Solana Mobile phone to be the main social app at the phone launch in Q1.

Their goal is to be the go-to video platform for web3 creators and the gateway for web2 creators & brands into web3.

Norm Joins EAR Micro as Advisor

EAR Micro was founded by passionate artists who are also engineers, who spent 8 years developing the most advanced personal audio product in history–powered by a tiny microcomputer, all miniaturized to fit into a form-factor just barely the size of a marble.  It’s an “EAR computer”.  Along the way, they attracted some big name partners, like world-renowned Klipsch Group, Inc., and Swatch Group in Switz

erland, to participate in the T10 true luxury audio: in-ear computer project.
What can an ear computer do?  Get us closer to Panopticom?

  • Stream hi-definition 96/24 music without the need for a separate portable hi-res player.
  • Control the ear computer via patented multi-touch, voice commands, patented head movements, and (soon) patented non-verbal mouth movements.
  • Connect other internet-enabled devices (like lighting, home automation, other apps, etc.) to be controlled from the ear computer seamlessly.
  • Download hearables ‘apps’, to add functionality and new use cases; the company is releasing an SDK to outside developers so that the ear computer can constantly grow new features/functions via purpose-built hearables apps—similar to apps for a smart watch or smart phone.
  • Be connected as a MIDI controller—soon enabling musicians to interface with a DAW, or control effect chains, lighting, pyrotechnics, or other MIDI events just using their head and mouth, never taking their hands off their instruments,
  • To see images of EAR Micro/Klipsch T10

Norm Joins MIXD as Advisor

MIXD makes iconic, cassette replicas and premium vinyl records that unleash the ultimate artist-fan experience. Simply tap your mobile device to the collectible and, magically, the embedded technology does the rest. Ownership is ‘minted’ to the fan instantly, unlocking exclusive content, personalized messages, music, art, ticketing, NFTs and/or whatever the artist desires to offer or communicate at any given time.

In essence, it is limited-edition, personalized merchandise with utility; a collectible that creates an ongoing customized bond between artist and fan.  

Norm Joins WingAcoustics as Advisor, Introducing Game-changing New Audio Technology

Norm introduces iconic/legendary artists, artist management teams and investors to new audio technology that is about to change the way the world hears music.  For the past 100+ years, most of the world’s audio devices generate sound using the fatally flawed cone driver.  

Introducing the revolutionary acousticWing®, which achieves what has been impossible until now

  • The World’s purest sound reproduction
  • You can finally hear all of the detail that has been masked by vibrating cone drivers.
  • Simple, rigid motor design, moves in a precise arc, mimicking a bird wing in flight
  • NO flexible diaphragm, NO rubbery surround,
  • NO uncontrollable shaking to pollute or distort your music

We aim to replace conventional cone loudspeakers with our revolutionary acousticWing® across vast tracts of global audio market verticals, including home audio, smart speakers, headphones, earphones, automotive and potentially mobile phones and televisions.

The acousticWing® is also the king of spatial sound – the industry’s latest buzz – achieving an incredibly wide dispersion field or ‘sweet spot’ compared to conventional cone speakers that are narrow and directional. Achieving the impossible, pure-fidelity audio, the acousticWing® separates instruments in even complex orchestral music, that reviewers and audio engineers have described as like being in the performance.

Speakers:The company’s hand-built test speakers achieved 5-star review in HiFi Choice magazine UK

The company’s headphone prototypes are being acclaimed as ‘World’s best sound’ by acoustic engineers and industry veterans.

  • Paddy Hill, Studio Manager, Roundhead Studios: “These are not prototypes, they are the best headphones in the world.”
  • John Groom, Audio Reviewer “You have provided a new paradigm — a redefinition of the high-end listening experience.”

With 15 patents granted, 25 more pending and Ex CEO of Beats by Dr. Dre, Susan Paley having joined the Board, the company is raising funds to:

  1. Launch the world’s first ‘pure-fidelity + ultra-deep bass’ audiophile headphone (Price $1,599 USD per pair)
  2. Launch Wing’s licensing program (there is already a growing interest from several global audio/consumer brands)

Wing Acoustics – Company & Tech Overview