The Future of Concerts
Here’s what’s been catching our eye recently in tech, culture, and the space in between.
• See Me, Hear Me… Feel Me? In this week’s #IoT podcast over at GigaOM, Stacey Higginbotham interviews Robert Tuttle, an executive technology director at frog about how the Programmable World could change the way we experience concerts. (GigaOM)
• #Eeesh. Interesting read over in NYT‘s Bits blog about how the barrage of ignorant tweets following the crowning of Nina Davuluri–the first Indian-American woman to win the Miss America competition–could force Twitter to enact more stringent user monitoring as it transitions to an IPO. (New York Times)
• The Future Is Wow. Ford weighs in on the Internet of Things with an essay that touches on the driving experience, declaring: “In the future, it’s not unlikely that you’ll be able to stream a bottomless catalogue of movies for your children in the backseat, tweet with voice command from the driver’s seat and more.” (Venture Beat)
• High-Growth Economy. A report released by The Progressive Policy Institute estimates that the current #IoT revolution could spur an annual global GDP boom ranging between $2.7 and $6.2 trillion by 2025. (Inc.)
• #ReimagineReal. Very cool video from Cisco about the future. Seem far-fetched? It’s not. In fact, go to the 1:22 mark and listen to people talk about what they’d like to see be possible in ten years. Many of those wishlist fantasies are possible today with SmartThings.*
* – Okay, not the adorable little girl’s dream of having a pet robot that does her homework. Our lawyer has asked that we clarify that this is not currently possible with our product.