The topic of technology would seem obvious, given my background and career. These essays cover a snippet of my writings on technology. I have written on subjects such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and augmented reality - to name a few. My work is always focused on the human-centered design aspect of these technologies and their potential implications for individuals and society. I believe that technology should improve people's lives, not just make better gadgets.
Despite its many conveniences, the digital world contributes to an alarming new epidemic - digital addiction. Studies reveal that an average American checks their phone almost 96 times daily, fueling concerns about our dependence on technology.
Preparing for technological disruptions is essential for businesses to remain competitive and successful long term. With the proper preparation, companies can take advantage of new trends and technologies to create innovative solutions that meet customer needs and give them a competitive edge.
The project, done for the Newseum - The Museum of News, was to illustrate how technology can help create fresh forms of communication and information sharing, which was reshaping our news media, social media, online content, and our society.
There’s plenty of advice out there about how to make it in Silicon Valley. Some things are required for innovation success anywhere in the world, but the valley is a special place with different rules. As someone who’s spent a lot of time there, I think there are a few important elements to Silicon
Previously, I introduced you to the invisible bicycle helmet, a creative safety concept out of Sweden that tucks an inflatable helmet inside a fashionable collar and deploys in a crash. Bicycling enthusiasts have another game-changing invention: the FlyKly Smart Wheel. FlyKly Smart Wheel: The smark
Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of being the guest of John Hollar at the Computer History Museum for an hour-long discussion on my book Beyond the Obvious. This was the book launch event that kicked off the book tour. One of the greatest challenges of writing the book was eliminating so much
I was recently requested by the Computer History Museum to moderate a session on Plato Hardware that was part of a two day event celebrating the 50 year aniversary of Plato. If you asking “what is Plato?” then you are missing a key … Around 1959 Chalmers Sherwin, a physicist at the University of Il
My latest column for Forbes has just been posted … One way technology companies make money is by pushing their latest and greatest gadgets to their most rabid customers—and charging a premium for it for as long as they can. The question: Do you plunk down early and often to get an edge on […]
I’m a firm believer that the difference between a good idea and a great idea is getting the timing right. There are a number of items to consider when deciding when is the right time to bring an innovation to market. For example: Is there a technology coming that will transform the experience/marke