In this special Future of Money podcast I am interviewed by Joyce Bettencourt. Joyce backed the Future of Money Kickstarter with the Conversation with a Futurist pledge. I hope you enjoy this fly on the wall listen of our conversation from January 2014.
Suitable Technologies and eight US museums have partnered to give people with immobility or disabilities the opportunity and ability to visit and virtually tour museums in other cities or countries and not even leave their homes. The museums range from art: the de Young Museum, Seattle Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts; to [...]
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magic leap appoints author neal stephenson as ‘chief futurist’
Dania Beach, Florida, December 16, 2014 - Magic Leap, Inc. (“Magic Leap”) announced today that it has appointed Neal Stephenson as the company’s Chief Futurist.
As the trailblazer behind the concept of the “Metaverse” from his 1992 sci-fi classic Snow Crash, Stephenson imagined a virtual universe where users create avatars to communicate and interact.
“Neal is a true visionary and the very first to conceptualize a social, virtual world in a coherent way,” said Rony Abovitz, Founder, President and CEO of Magic Leap. “I am looking forward to his insights as Chief Futurist for the company, helping the team and I bring Magic Leap’s technology to the world.”
Known for his speculative fiction works, which have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, cyberpunk, and postcyberpunk, Stephenson’s work explores areas such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as the New York Times, TIME, and Forbes.
It's the future promised to us by the Jetsons, "Back To The Future" and even as far back as Jules Verne: Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, a company has plans to make a flying car commercially available to the public within 24 months.
Recently one of Microsoft Studio's (UK) executive, Kudo Tsunoda spoke about the Microsoft HoloLens and what makes it different from the other VR devices being promoted by different companies right now.
The past few years have seen 3D printing go from a niche hobby to a mainstream practice, and much credit is due to Bre Pettis. Bre co-founded MakerBot Industries, a pioneering force in bringing simple and affordable 3D printers to the masses.
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