Future Trends

Smart TV security: When TV watches you

Smart TV security: When TV watches you

If you’ve ever watched a television show aimed at children, you’ll notice that the characters often break the fourth wall to interact with their pint-sized audiences. The actors will pause after they ask a question in anticipation of a tiny voice shouting the answer on the other side of the screen. Children come to believe that the characters on TV can see and hear them just as clearly as they can see Big Bird and Sid the Science Kid.

How to Make People Accept Avatars

How to Make People Accept Avatars

  In August 2012 I left my job to build a new company and spend time an inordinate amount of time with digital avatars, including humans, robots, anime characters, and even pets. Over the course of a year-long clandestine love affair, I’ve come to learn quite a bit about the uncanny valley—the technical and conceptual hurdle(…)

China: Will It Re-define Our Digital Landscape? (SXSW Presentation)

If you’re interested in China and how the digital and social media landscape will evolve globally in the next 15 years then you’ll find this interesting. I wanted to share the presentation I gave at SXSW this year. I have uploaded it to SlideShare and also embedded the live audio taken at the event. I’d(…)

Innovation & Emerging Trends at SXSW 2012

Innovation & Emerging Trends at SXSW 2012

Buzz words come and go faster than bad news, another year went by and now it’s all about Apple iCloud, Google+, mobile payments, cloud computing, NFC, IPTV – everything is moving so fast, it’s exciting, we want to be part of it all – but how to prioritize? what’s sustainable? which ones are trends and(…)

The Future of Mobile Payments [Infographic]

The Future of Mobile Payments [Infographic]

As smartphone vendors and mobile operators shift their strategies to incorporate wireless payment technologies into mobile phones, consumers will soon be able to drop their wallet and carry every piece of important payment information on their handset. NFC is already starting to be built into a range of Android smartphones, RIM and Nokia have committed(…)

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