What happens when 50,000 kids are given the tools to change the world?
Anyone under the age of 20 today is part of a very special generation: the first generation in human history to grow up with mobile phones in hand, computers and tablets in tow, and robots and 3D printers and self-driving cars in the news. This is a generation that has experienced nothing less than an exponential rate of change in the world around them, with fierce expectations for the betterment and advancement of society.
I had dinner with a cyborg.
(And you can too.)
Imagine you’re getting yourself ready to speak to a crowd, you want to sound brilliant, challenging the audience to think about the future and how technology influences humans. Then someone pulls you aside and whispers in your ear: “You’ll be on stage right after our cyborg artist.”
The People of 2050: A Prediction about the Future of Language
If you were to stop by my house and ask to use the wifi, I would point you to the #Peopleof2050 network. The password is simple: a set of two emoji representing things I like to do.
And if you asked why, I’d tell you that I have a prediction:
By the year 2050, humans will communicate exclusively using emoji.
Are you afraid of AI becoming evil?
A good part of my work can be summed up as talking about fascinating things with curious people. Q&A time after I give a talk is probably my favorite part of what I do. When a 14-year-old in a sick bowtie asked me this question, my answer was a brief thought exercise...
The Slowest Day
Welcome to today, the slowest day of the rest of your life. A podcast and video series about the big questions at the intersections of technology and humanity, and how we can leverage those intersections to create a better future.