Another very interesting session was the one by Michael Rogers,  who is a “Futurist – in – Residence” at the New York Times. Rogers writes a column called the Practical Futurist in NYT and his area of interest is in understanding new technologies and their impact on human life. His theme for the talk was virtualization – where people worked and interacted remotely and about tools that enabled it.  He gave some cool examples of gadgets that we are quite familiar with and some that are not yet popular – smart phones is of course obvious.  Rogers talked about smart phones that could project a virtual keyboard on any flat surface and could also function as a pico projector. Clearly, smart phones are only getting smarter! more