Ray Kurzweil: The Enhanced Human Social Being.

I am a big fan of Ray Kurzweil. The celebrated tech thinker, and founder of the Singularity University fascinates me now for years with his projections-extraordinaire on a society where humans and machines become more and more interdependent, interconnected… and eventually quietly merge. Computers and AI units that play chess, write poetry… they are here, …

Augmented Reality: Life as it is, only better.

Augmented Reality: until recently it seemed linked solely to very exotic and expensive equipment like the Apache helicopter or some Q-designed James Bond gadgets. But Lisa Murphy says it is soon coming to the mobile phone. Your mobile phone. Lisa Murphy is a senior manager at Metaio, the world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) solutions. …

Marco Tempest – and dying unicorns

The augmented reality of techno-magic I admit, it must be this process of becoming a middle-(r)aged man. But I am blasé.  Going to many conferences, listening to the very core of ultimate thinkers, seeing the authors of my favorite books on stage… I love it. But I see that it becomes increasingly difficult to “wow” …

Colors, Augmented Reality and Drones

I guess I’m a real boy. I always wanted to be a pilot, a secret agent and some super astronaut hero. Nice ambition, until some doctor discovered that I was so colorblind that I saw ripe tomatoes in exotic shades of green…  which banned me from flying anything any higher than I can jump… That …

Dream up your future

Excuse me, I’m still a bit shaky.  I just encountered Michael Bruce Sterling. The Bruce Sterling. Sterling is now globally seen as one of the inventors of the concept “augmented reality”, but above all he is the author of some of the best Science Fiction Books I got in my hands. His Mirrorshades anthology placed …

When your e-home takes care of you

I’m enjoying the conversations on benefits and threats of a human society that relies more and more on connectivity, micro devices and various forms of artificial intelligence. Lots of people seem to think that the introduction of small connected devices, augmented reality, internet of things and heuristic algorithms is a certain way of bringing doom …

Shoot your own Tie fighters…

Teodora, our great @PNBR5 intern pointed me towards this great game. I am a great Star Wars fan (I still think Yoda’s fuzzy little green ears are kinda cute), and I am a big believer in the exciting possibilities of Augmented Reality. When two of my burning passions come together, I feel like a kid …

Date your Second Life girlfriend…

I know. You thought Second Life was dead. Let’s be honest: Who would be interested in avatars anyway? No money to make there… Well, think again. A virtual-life-savvy hotel resort on a sunny beach in Japan is making a fortune. In real money :-). The concept is simple: the resort lets you spend a flower-scented …

Augmented reality drone. And my birthday

I am a boy. A big one. I am easy, honestly. I love gadgets. Give me something with batteries, an on/off button, some wireless hocus pocus and a handful of twinkling LED’s and I’ll be happily humming in a corner figuring it out. My birthday is coming up. I know all of you desperately want …

The Outernet: when “trop” could become too much…

It was great for John Havens, Porter Novelli’s Augmented Reality (AR) specialist, and myself to interact with young bright people during a tweet-up at a tradeshow on Social Media (SxSW). The Internet becomes more and more linked with technologies that put it consistently deeper in our real life (so everywhere, really :-)) and becomes the Outernet, closely …