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)

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#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)

• A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away… In a land called “Germany,” a 28-year-old developer named Tim Pietrusky used HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to recreate the famous opening scroll from Star Wars. Even cooler? Tim offers step-by-step instructions on how to do it on his site. Check out his opening sequence here, and click on the text to start it (via Gizmodo).

High-Growth EconomyA 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.)

The Thinnest Watch in the World. We finally got around to pre-ordering a new watch yesterday. Really hope it’s more comfortable than our current watch.

#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.

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