The Future of Computing

The Western Devs pontificate on the future of computing
Recorded on Friday, December 4, 2015


  • Desktops => Internet => Mobile => ???
  • The players: Internet of Things, Wearables/Nearables, Arduino/Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • The power of low cost of entry
  • Revolution or evolution?
  • The data's the thing
  • "What do you mean I can't turn on my washing machine from my phone?"
  • The widening technology gap
  • Job opportunities
  • Self-driving tractors (and cars too, I guess, if you're into that sort of thing)
  • When computers make ethical decisions
  • Cars as a service
  • What skills will you need?
  • Bringing a product from prototype to market
  • Building a culture of problem solving
  • Education for the future
  • The dark side: security, privacy, data ownership, and utility companies
  • How much is your privacy worth to you
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