In the opening session of Techonomy 2012 today, Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick interviewed Ray Kurzweil, the futurist and transhumanist who has developed a cult following for his prediction of the merging of humans and computers.
The question isn't, "What does Beethoven sound like in a virtual environment?" but rather, "How does symphonic music remain relevant to a generation that doesn't care for Beethoven?" You can almost hear the purse close.
Nearly 30 years after the death of the man that Marshall McLuhan labeled "the 20th century Leonardo da Vinci," Bucky's legacy and the solutions he posed for all our problems generally go unnoticed and ignored.
Make no mistake: It's a hard trend (a certainty) that tablets and smart phones are rapidly becoming people's main computer. Therefore, you want your website to be seen well on these devices and to be useful.
Your personal assistant with Web 4.0 will search for you without you even specifically asking. Your personal assistant will know your preferences, your likes, and your needs, automatically compiling, presenting, and sharing what's pertinent.
Here's the problem: When you focus on your competition and copy them, you end up competing with them. However, when you focus on innovation, you become the competition and others try to copy you. That's a huge difference.
Romney has over 1.3 million Facebook "likes." That's powerful. But his Twitter followers are only around 200,000, and his YouTube subscribers are a measly 3,300. He's doing great in one area, but where's the rest?
While many parents and teachers lament over what a waste of time video games are, they are walking past a historic opportunity. The only thing being wasted here is the true value and potential of these technological marvels.
A key player in Los Angeles' Urban Art movement, Augustine Kofie has a remarkable eye for detail -- always layering, constructing and deconstructing his landscape. I asked curator Justin Giarla a few questions about Kofie's newest show.