Does the future of video games spell the end of the world? Or does humanity have more to learn from a virtual world inhabited by connected kids, intelligent robots … and the Obama campaign? You’ve seen the video and the outtakes from his chat at the 2008 Breakthrough Conference after winning in the products category. Now download PM’s entire wide-ranging chat with Will Wright, the gaming guru and geek god behind Sim City and Spore, on a Breakthrough Award season finale of The Popular Mechanics Show.
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When it comes to information technology the only constant is change. In 1998 70% of the world’s internet users were from the United States but by 2010 it was only 17% and falling. Genevieve Bell follows technology trends closely and says the world is being fundamentally remapped and that women between 40 and 60 years are the crucial group that help shape the future. Rather than tech obsessed teenagers it’s this group of women who are not only the lead adopters and users of new technology but they’re also doing most of the surfing, texting, skyping and social networking.
Young entrepreneurs give their vision of the future of technology. Abby Laporte, Daniel Brusilovsky, Mark Bao, Joey Primiani and Brain Wong
"As computers become smarter (and smaller), there’s a good chance that in the future, the lines between humans and computers will begin to blur. What does that mean for our essential humanness? Clive Thompson, Jamais Cascio, Jaron Lanier and Ray Kurzweil discuss a future where machines can think like humans and people become one with the web."