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“The evolution of computers and embeddable techs will be sized on a cellular level and injected into the bloodstream to communicate with your brain.” When a SXSW panel starts on those lines and there’s a real time projection of one of the presenter’s brain frequencies on screen, you know you’re…

Read the PostThe Post Human Brain

One of the great things about SXSW is that there is an influx of powerful thinkers and sub-genre leaders. Often, they’ll present a reality that culture has no way to prepare for. One of the primary themes this year is about digital privacy, surveillance and “sousveillance” – a termed coined…

Read the PostThe Cyborg Gaze

If you’re like most, you’ve heard of Bitcoin, but probably don’t know much outside that it’s a digital currency and recently had a couple of high profile scandals associated with online exchanges. Bitcoin has been around since 2009 and is gaining traction with a growing market cap of $8 billion+. It…

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Some of the best/brightest in the field offered a panel at SXSW Interactive to discuss multiple visions of a future with humanity intertwined with Robots – from dystopian Terminator/Skynet apocalypses to a benign Jetsons landscape with (sexy) helper companions. The truth and trends are a curious blend of both. But…

Read the PostOur Future With Robots

Late this morning, I met an American client for a drink when the event I was trying to attend was oversubscribed. (Yes, that’s the way things roll sometimes here – you triage opportunity in half-hour slices). We’ve worked together in her various incarnations over the past half dozen years, but…

Read the PostIs it Worth Investing in Going to SXSW?

Publicly accessible 3D printing is one of the major disruptive technologies that is on the verge of widespread consumer adoption. Theoretically, it democratizes the entire manufacturing process, putting incredible power in the hands of individuals without a wealth of capitalization. This means product cycles become shorter, less expensive, and a…

Read the PostDownloading Assault Weapons

With mobile speeding the production of device ideas, companies (big and small) are learning from the digital community and leveraging successes into ever more refined in-market manifestations. With all the parallel advancements, however, little has been done to evolve beyond the “brain + finger + glass = interaction” metaphor. Enter…

Read the PostYour Phone is Sweating

Whether you accept or reject Buddhism’s concept of the interconnectedness of all things, such a world is swiftly approaching. Already, we have more networked devices than there are people on the planet and by 2020, the number is expected to reach 50 billion. Couple that thought with the paradox of…

Read the PostThe Buddha Was Right