I didn’t mean to run!

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CYBATHLON 2016

The Championship for Robot-Assisted Parathletes. Hallenstadion Zurich, 8 October 2016. […] There will be two medals for each competition, one for the pilot, who is driving the device, and one for the provider of the device. The event is organized on behalf of the Swiss National Competence Center of Research in Robotics (NCCR Robotics).

Star Trek replicators

In the last years I’ve been spending time with heads of state and generals and tribal chiefs who all want this, and I keep saying, but this isn’t the real thing. Wait, like, 20 years […] from now we’ll make Star Trek replicators. […] The only problem with that is it breaks everybody’s boundaries. Because it’s illegal for them, to equip ordinary people to create rather than consume technology.

http://ted.com/talks/view/id/90

Measure. Play. Shape.

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[…] people don’t care about data. They care about insights, […] just tell me three fortune cookie likes things i need to focus on, then tell me what to do, and if you can, do it for me

[…] In a decate or two implated or injected sensors will be common place.

[…] vertical communities that are going to pop up around interests, or these other aspirational personas you have. […] There are a lot of interests that we have. Each of those interests have their own community, and you want to meet new people in those interests as well.

Tim Chang, Mayfield Fund managing partner, about the „quantified self“ with Colleen Taylor on TCTV

Like a Magician

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Walk people through using your product like a magician leads the audience through an illusion.

Grandparents and children make great cognitive overhead detectors. When you can’t find old or young people, drunk people are a good approximation. In fact, while building Bump 3.0, we took teams of designers and engineers to bars in San Francisco and Palo Alto and watched people use Bump, tweaking the product to accommodate.

David Lieb in „Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn’t As Simple As You Think“ on techcrunch.com

Helmets are masks and body amor

Can the combined impact of digitization and structural instability produce new aesthetics and new ways of living? A Beautiful Future engages a society for whom digital infrastructure is home.

Nomads are wearing blanket coats emblazoned with digital symbols. A mesh of open source hotspots is introduced to the city. Watches no longer communicate time, but rather the vital presence of wireless signal. Here, the network meets the territory, symbols are wearable, homes are digital and helmets are masks.

by Droog Lab with Metahaven