Can you imagine a world in which say Google or Apple places a value on each of our lives, which could be used at any moment of time to turn a car into us to save others? Would you be okay with that?
The first week I was on Periscope I had the most vivid dreams (which sounds crazy to admit) but I think a big part of it was getting the chance to not just see the world through a filtered TV show, but through an 'average Joe.'
Beyond the home, as the smart city evolves, we'll have street lamps that only come on when someone is there, traffic systems that dynamically reroute based on what's happening on the roads, buildings that optimize themselves to the number of people and weather conditions - so much is possible.
Former CTO of the US, Todd Park, is now chief advisor of the US Digital Services and has been given the formidable task of "Crossing the Chasm" between the US government and the people. But unlike most government programs that utilize internal resources, the USDS will leverage private tech sector talents to provide solutions.
Two years ago the first Virtual Reality Los Angeles meetup began as a modest affair, at least by Hollywood standards. A volunteer group of virtual reality enthusiasts assembled via Reddit by USC student Cosmo Scharf took over the motion capture stage of Digital Domain.
So it's quite surprising that while there has been an outpouring of innovation in consumer apps, there has been relatively little imagination displayed so far in the world of business apps. What are needed are more "authentically mobile" business apps -- that is, apps centered on new-to-the-world functionality that would have been inconceivable before the smartphone revolution.
There is no doubt that computer aided language learning and computer mediated communication enhance teaching and learning experiences in the areas of linguistics and language intelligence.
The human mind will always be ahead of computers when it comes to thinking, because no computer has ever had a thought or will have in the future, no matter how much good or bad they wind up doing.
Perhaps nothing better defines our current age than to say it is one of rapid technological change.
Here, I examine the implications of technological breakthroughs such as precise genetic engineering, additive manufacturing, and artificial intelligence, in developing economies such as Nigeria.
The combination of innovative technology and new business models underlie the most exciting developments coming out of start-ups and large organizations, and the innovators creating these disruptions have influence that extends into the global economy.
I like things simple. When things are simple they are easier to explain, document, implement, revise and manage. Take defense in-depth. Defense in-depth is a term, which means, security implemented in layers.
There is no stopping our shared future with intelligent machines, whether this brings us comfort or conflict or both. Those lessons from the Stone Age must surely remain in our bones, and we cannot shake them even as we look ahead to the stars or down at our phones.
When we bring humans to Mars, what sort of flag will we plant in the dirt? The question has relevance for many reasons. First, it will likely be a multinational mission -- unlike the American-led Apollo moon missions of the 1960s
The competitions designed by XPRIZE touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like health care, oceanography and space exploration. We are currently designing a prize competition in the field of cybersecurity.
Okay, the biggest lesson I wish I knew at age 22 had to do with taking control of my own career. That means ownership of my own personal narrative, which has to do with personal branding and identity. Sure, that's a marketing-ish perspective, at odds with my nerdliness, but that's the human reality.
Today's software functions so consistently and seamlessly, we sometimes don't even realize the many ways it's improving our daily lives. Yet it is at the very heart of innovation all around us.