I posted a link to Microsoft’s Vision of the Future recently, not sure whether it was wanky or cool. Well, according to Bret Victor, it’s neither. Rather, it’s unimaginative, and counterintuitive. Here’s A Brief Rant on the Future of Interactive Design.
“Pictures Under Glass is an interaction paradigm of permanent numbness. It’s a Novocaine drip to the wrist. It denies our hands what they do best. And yet, it’s the star player in every Vision Of The Future.” link
Very thought provoking TechCrunch piece by Jon Evans, tying together the latest tech boom and recent employment crises, What If This Is No Accident? What If This Is The Future?. He digs out a few choice quotes:
“First we automated menial jobs, now we’re automating middle-class jobs. Unfortunately, we still demand that people have a job soon after becoming adults. This trend is going to be a big problem…” Simon Law
“We have hit an inflection point at which technology destroys jobs faster than it creates them” Martin Ford