Is it “live or is it Memorex?” Is emerging technology hype or reality?

Is it "live or is it Memorex" was an ad campaign for cassette recording tapes from Memorex. Could you tell if the sound was genuine, authentic and real from the artist, or was it a recorded copy? What separates today's hype in emerging technology from fact and reality?
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Bill Genovese is an entrepreneurial information technology executive with passion and integrity for driving business engagement with technology leadership through the development of solutions with over 25 years of experience. He has provided business-accelerated technology solutions in many areas of the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific consulting and working with the world's leading multi-national, national and regional firms as important clients.

Currently, Bill serves as a CIO/CTO with Encrypted Labs, a blockchain consulting and technology firm, and as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Board Member with Saving Promise, a national non-profit in the United States. He is also a Principal for the WGroup, a leading CIO advisory and IT strategy management consulting firm. He has worked with more than 20 companies ranging from midsize regional to global Fortune 50 corporations, offering business-aligned information strategy, technology and architecture consulting, across various industries including banking, investment banking and capital markets, insurance, diversified financial services, real estate, high technology, healthcare, non-profit, telecommunications, energy and utilities, and media and publishing.

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