Mike Butcher interviews Evan Nisselson at Second Home as we discuss the future of visualisation tech. A fantastic engaging open evening that touched on so many of my fascinations such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Satellites, mapping and much much more. It was great to hear from Evan, who gave vast insights into visualisation technologies that few people outside of the tech bubble see full scope for. The mapping of humanity starts by simply by taking a picture on our phone to quickly progressing to that elusive satellite selfie, a reality not far away. Yet a combination of technologies such as AI, machine learning and multiple camera lenses on devices will help to form the backbone to this relative future. I love what Periscope is doing right now by syncing your Go Pro device with your mobile phone to broadcast live extreme activities like skiing or anything your imagination and bravery allows. We are on that front where anything is possible. Let’s build that future today.
Friday night at Campus London was all about VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) discovery. We watched a couple of short films with very stirring Sci-fi aspects of the ‘future-present’ we are in now. It opened up many ethical questions about technology and it’s applications. I’ve always said that tech is an enabler, my aspirations are that it levels the playing field by bringing solutions and people together. It’s really important we have an inclusive conversation about this now. Most people are so caught up in the now that they are too distracted to think about the future that is speeding towards us. I’m planning to have many ‘conversations’ about this in 2016. AR and VR are technologies that you’ll hear much about in 2016 as you did in 2015 but you’ll see much more of it. Hologram tech that Samsung has developed will also debut to the masses. Let’s talk about technology and how it impacts is all.