Design, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Technology, Web & Consumer Tech

On the Internet of Bits and Pieces, “just works” won’t be good enough 

Yesterday’s light switch just works. Dark? Click. Light! Today, ‘Just works’ is lame. I want things that can see, hear, remember and tell me what they’re doing. In fact, I want anything with a switch on it to be able to do whatever I want, maybe even before I know I want it to do it

Biotech, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Perspective, Technology, The Americas, ...

Humanoid, moi? We’re all Stepford wives now 

It’s 1996: students experiment with being cyborgs. That strange circuitry covering one eye? People imagine they’re disabled, offer them chairs. Nowadays you’d need to pry our ubiquitous connections to the borg collective (er, sorry: ‘cloud’) out of our cold, dead hands. So are we there yet?