Mar 17

SXSW Interactive, part 5


SXSW Interactive
March 10-14, 2017
Austin, Texas

“Digital tools are provided by corporations which help define our augmented selves. But we have little choice about them.”
~ as tweeted by IEEE Standards Assoc

“Apple is going to show off a new pair of (mixed reality) glasses (in a matter of months).”
~ Robert Scoble, Transformation Group

“Every brand is gong to need a physical and a virtual component… and they are going to need to be mixed.”
~ Robert Scoble, Transformation Group

“This (mixed reality) is the best education technology and the best user interface we have ever invented.”
~ Robert Scoble, Transformation Group

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“Disney’s new theme park in Shanghai was built first in VR.”
~ Robert Scoble, Transformation Group

“You can’t live in Austin and escape the music.” (on setting his film Song to Song against that backdrop)
~ Terrence Malick, Film Director

“I’ll be acting my socks off, and you turn around and Terry is filming a beetle.” (on frustration with Malick’s unusual approach)
~ Michael Fassbender, Actor

Conference Link: SXSW Interactive

Mar 16

SXSW Interactive, part 4


SXSW Interactive
March 10-14, 2017
Austin, Texas

“There is a lot of talk about putting the patient first, but it is (often) within the existing framework.”
~ Alex Hurd, Walmart

“If you want to put patients first, go where they are—the grocery store.”
~ Alex Hurd, Walmart

“It can be both about shared value and about share value.”
~ Elliot Kotek, The Nation of Artists

After graduate school—I got involved with Quantified Self—we are not all weirdos”
~ Ernesto Ramirez, Fitibase

“Contrary to what I learned in public health, individualized solutions may be as valuable as generalized.”
~ Ernesto Ramirez, Fitibase

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“We have taken an approach of radical honesty, rather than radical protection of data.”
~ Brian M Bot, Sage BioScience

“Those of us working in augmenting humanity today are continuing a tradition that is 10s of 1000s of years old.”
~ Tan Le, Emotiv

“More than 2 Billion people worldwide suffer from some sort of brain related illness.”
~ Tan Le, Emotiv

“Your identity resides in multiple places. We are already augmented.”
~ Heather Vescent, Futurist

“The people on the ground are crying out for Uber, but in the sessions, it’s getting its ass kicked on the morals.”
~ as tweeted by Molly Wood

Conference Link: SXSW Interactive

Mar 14

SXSW Interactive, part 3


SXSW Interactive
March 10-14, 2017
Austin, Texas

“Austin and SXSW are closer than being on parallel tracks—they are reflections of each other.”
~ Steve Adler, Austin Mayor

“Austin is 7% of Texas population, but has 30% of the patents and 50% of the venture capital.”
~ Steve Adler, Austin Mayor

“No country owns science. If you pull back from science, it will move ahead… with other countries.”
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

“If we don’t mainstream science, our civilization will stall.” (in conversation with Ron Howard)
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

“First get your facts straight, then distort them at your leisure.” (quoting Mark Twain to Ron Howard)
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

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“Tech is fantastic, but it is really collaboration and community that allows it to have an effect.”
~ Elliot Kotek, The Nation of Artists

“Today, putting purpose at the center of our company is absolutely the most profound thing you can do.”
~ Carol Cone, The Purpose Collaborative

“(By focusing on purpose) you are not going to market to people—you are going to matter to people!”
~ Carol Cone, The Purpose Collaborative

“Walmart is building the front door to affordable healthcare in this country.”
~ Alex Hurd, Walmart

“Is activism the new black, or is it (sometimes) a black eye?”
~ Carol Cone, The Purpose Collaborative

Conference Link: SXSW Interactive

Mar 12

SXSW Interactive, part 2


SXSW Interactive
March 10-14, 2017
Austin, Texas

“There are patterns in the autism gut that are similar to the Parkinson’s gut.”
~ Martha Carlin, Biocollective

“We see targeted probiotics on the horizon.”
~ Karen Nelson, Venter Institute

“The ChatBot is the most important tech development since the internet.”
~ Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot

“The browser was about the click. The smartphone was about the touch. The ChatBot is about the conversation.”
~ Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot

“Messaging is taking off faster than anything we have ever seen.”
~ Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot

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“The shortest time between a customer question and an answer will be a bot.”
~ Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot

“AI is going to be less artificial and more intelligent.”
~ Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot

“As 1997was to the internet, 2017 is to bots.”
~ Dharmesh Shah, HubSpot

“Trump is worse than I thought, but his supporters are better than people know.”
~ Van Jones

“Service not celebrity – purpose not popularity.”
~ Cory Booker

Conference Link: SXSW Interactive

Mar 11

SXSW Interactive, part 1


SXSW Interactive
March 10-14, 2017
Austin, Texas

“Soon, 1 person every 33 seconds will develop Alzheimer’s.”
~ Roxanne Kunz, Amgen

“Healthcare is the biggest personal finance issue in the country.”
~ David Vivero, Amino

“Your microbiome is your internal pharmacy: produces hormones,proteins, etc… it’s your backup system.”
~ Martha Carlin, Biocollective

“The 20th century taught us, a good bacteria is a dead bacteria.”
~ Jack Gilbert, Argonne Natl Lab

“The Microbiome is in the news, almost as much as trump.”
~ Sandra Blakeslee, NY Times

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“The immune system evolved to manage the microbial interactions in our body.”
~ Jack Gilbert, Argonne Natl Lab

“We are started to take ecology and put it into medicine—I started as a butterfly expert.”
~ Jack Gilbert, Argonne Natl Lab

“What we have done to our external environment is coming home to roost in our internal environment.”
~ Martha Carlin, Biocollective

“Every hour, each of us puts out 35 million bacterial cells—think Pig Pen.”
~ Jack Gilbert, Argonne Natl Lab

“Point solutions to systemic problems wont work.”
~ Martha Carlin, Biocollective

Conference Link: SXSW Interactive

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