As some of you know, I do a couple of talks under the Title of Sex with Robots. Mostly it’s about our evolving relationship to technology and our growing estrangement from both ourselves and each other. I also point out how the best source for imagining the future has been the arts/entertainment with special reference [...]
Some of you may remember the original Star Trek series in which the food for the crew was “materialized” in a machine that looked something like a microwave. Well now we’ll be printing food. According to dezeen, “3D printing expert Janne Kyttanen has produced prototype printed pasta, breakfast cereal and burgers to demonstrate how advances [...]
How can leaders neutralize decision-making paralysis in the face of a complex and ever changing context? When it comes to complexity and change, we are in a class five white water rapid. Unexpected events happen so rapidly that we often feel our raft is about to flip. Just think of the massive changes we have [...]
Because some things are so beautiful….
Where are the young finding their new music? iTunes? Pandora? Last.fm? MTV? Nope. The same place they’re watching videos: Youtube.
Twitter is today what a blog was a decade ago. Before that …messages in a bottle?
Dematerialization is a macro trend in the entertainment business. That’s why Blockbuster disappeared from that corner spot and we all started live streaming from services like these…
If you can’t remember what we did before google, just google it.
We tread the earth a little more cautiously. Just over a Decade ago you didn’t have to remove these…to get through these…
The idea was conceived in a pub. Why not store the world’s digital data on strands of DNA? After all, they last practically forever as attested to by DNA samples from Mammoth and Neanderthal finds. And, according to the Economist article, Test Tube Data, their data storage idea could store all of the world’s existing [...]