Why is Facebook doing VR if AR is the big prize? (mesh unf**kers and the future)

Ben Thompson’s excellent Stratechery newsletter took this topic on this morning. Why is Facebook doing VR, he asks, while pointing out that Apple is the apparent winner? I have been watching this space in much more detail than Ben, having cowritten a book on augmented reality and I have a few friends who are working … Continue reading Why is Facebook doing VR if AR is the big prize? (mesh unf**kers and the future)

Dear Sean Parker: about your Facebook exploit of my mind

I just saw your remarks about how you, and the other social media inventors, exploited our minds. I’m your first addict. So, nice to meet you again. You sound like that drug dealer who is trying to clean your conscience by admitting some of the harm you have done. Oh, sure, what you did is … Continue reading Dear Sean Parker: about your Facebook exploit of my mind

The contextual and exponential future of Facebook

Rocky Barbanica and I visited Facebook’s headquarters today and interviewed a bunch of people for the book “Age of Context” that I’m writing with Shel Israel. What’s the age of context? Five radically expanding technologies/data types. 1. Sensors. 2. Wearable computing. 3. Big Databases. 4. Social network behavior. 5. Location. What will that bring for … Continue reading The contextual and exponential future of Facebook