Episode 6: Lincoln’s Phone and How Smart Phones make you More then Human

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Lincoln Cannon

On this episode we are talking with Lincoln Cannon, a prominent futurist in the transhumanist community and president of the MTA about his smart phone, how we uses and how it makes us better then human or ‘Trans’ human. We talk about the state of the technology, the important nature of user experience to the smart phone in particular Lincoln’s iPhone 5. Further we talk lightly about where the technology is going and the next phase in its evolution post today’s current generation of smart phone.

Check Lincoln out on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/LincolnCannon

or on twitter at: https://twitter.com/lincolncannon

Episode 5: Good UX Design, Return on Investment (ROI) and Plugging the Interwebs into the back of my head…

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Microsoft Retail Store Software Kiosk

In this episode I talk about the Return on Investment or ROI of good UX design and I dive a little bit into what how UX design can solve problems and improve human machine interfaces.  A couple of things I touch on include good practices with UX , user centered design and how to easily apply it to mobile application development and additionally how it solved some R & D with visual over lay systems such as glass’s and potentially cybernetic implants… all in good fun =)

Episode 4: Surface Final Judgment

And in the last days Surface Pro shall come out and we all shall rejoice as we blindly follow the light and light of the world coming from Redmond or maybe we are drinking too much kool-aide. Pass me another cup…

Check out this episode where futurist Ryan Lane and I try to have a fair discussion about Surface and what we think about its future place amount the pilferer of device out in the marketplace and we try to predict the future at least of personal computers over the next several years.

Noted futurist and designer Ryan Lane from [wire] stone http://www.RyanLane.com/

and if you are interesting in learning more about Surface check it out here: http://www.Surface.com/

Episode 3: For the Love of Technology, User Experience and Transhumanism

In this episode we talk about the love of technology, user experience and transhumanism and why its all interconnected at least in my own personal psychosis.

To learn more about User eXperience and why its a trend (10 years out): “A Whole new mind” http://astore.amazon.com/mormontransha-20/detail/1594481717

To learn more about technology trends (20+ years out): “The Singularity is near: When humans transcend Biology” http://astore.amazon.com/mormontransha-20/detail/0670033847

Episode 2: Help Chrissy Pick a Computer

Ok so in this episode I get a friend that happens to need a new laptop AND is a Microsoft employee and I try to talk her into an Apple Mac Book Air without telling her what it is.  Its a fun discussion and hopefully helps her get a new computers.  Granted some of the others are great machines but its all in good fun.

Related links:

Yoga Idea Pad: http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/ideapad/yoga/yoga-13/?cid=us|semd|se|msn|lenovousindirect|z1BBE4|s

Computer X (Mac Book Air) http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

Surface Pro: www.Surface.com

and of course Chrissy on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ChrissyHeck15

Episode 1: Industrial Design, The State of the World (Suface, Nokia, Planar) and Coming Slate Wars

In this episode (my first) I’m talking about the state of my world in the tech industry including new hardware such as the great displays from Planar, Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone, Nokia’s great industrial design, Apples BEST industrial design and their hot new hardware the iphone 5 (I got to touch it… it was good for me…) and the like.

related links include:

Helium Display from Planar http://www.planartouch.com/products/pct2785/

Surface from Microsoft www.surface.com

Nokia Lumia 920 http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia920/