2 thoughts on “A Contrarian Futurist

  1. We should be careful what we allow self-proclaimed “contrarians” to enable (especially when they have admitted financial interests in “cyber security”):
    http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/a-bipartisan-commission-recommends-allowing-corporations-to-legally-hack-whoever-they-want

    And “facial computing” may not be “science fiction” but I maintain that neither is it something that appeals to regular people. Nerd-echo-chamber “solution” looking for a problem.

    The iWatch on the other hand…
    http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-why-we-pull-out-our-smartphones-2013-5

  2. I don’t see anything contrarian in that article.

    the technologies may be different but the motivations seem to be the same (fighting wars and shopping). contrarianism is not just about doing things “different” but doing things for different reasons.

    it doesn’t take “advanced technologies” to be contrarian it takes “advanced motivations”.

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