Life Boat Foundation

Lifeboat Foundation

Lifeboat Foundation

What? is this a society for protecting the rights of life boats every where or is this just some silliness for people that collect life boats? and why do we care again?  Well here is a little about the group:

“The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.

Lifeboat Foundation is pursuing a variety of options, including helping to accelerate the development of technologies to  defend humanity, including new methods to combat viruses (such as RNA interference and new vaccine methods), effective nanotechnological defensive strategies, and even self-sustaining space  colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.”

and why is it here? Well as it turns out I’m on several of the advisory boards (Futurest Board, Human Trajectories Board and Information Sciences Board),  and if you care about the above check it out:

http://lifeboat.com/ex/main

Episode 10: Emerging Experiences in Retail and Consumer Facing Environments

Emmy Award Site

for Emmy Awards, Entertainment Tonight and SL1 Launch Keynote

Another great episode of #TiredAllOver on Emerging Experiences in retail and how those will evolve over the next several years, how we build them, what it means and maybe a bit about why brick and mortar won’t die and more.  It’s a fun monologue on how technology affects retail and UX professionals now and in the future additionally about how those technologies work together and how they compare with other market trends.

Related links to some of what I talked about:

Planar: http://www.planar.com/

HP: http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/static/page-ts?jumpid=re_11260_redirect_Aug12_touch_hho_redirect_redirect

windows 8: http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200134971

Adobe: http://helpx.adobe.com/learning.html

Microsoft retail store video… talking about the engineering of one of the emerging experiences I did at [wire] stone. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2011/01/04/achieving-digital-zen-in-retail.aspx

and another some what related video from MSDN Bytes where I was interviewed about win8 experience design: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/bytes.aspx

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/