The top of the debut conference website currently states “catalyzing a new industry ecosystem to help us live significantly healthier, happier & more meaningful lives”. However there’s no description of what this new industry ecosystem is and yet I believe it’s on the scale of the advent of the web browser, in terms of reach and impact. If I am wrong, then at a... Read MoreThe Positive Future of Wearables & Mobile: Life Navigation
If we take a fundamental component of wellbeing, physical health, a recent study concluded that only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population has all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that would constitute a “healthy lifestyle”. A good diet, moderate exercise, a recommended body fat percentage and being a non-smoker . These characteristics are associated with a lower risk... Read MoreSilicon Valley is Gearing Up to Put a Massive Dent in Global Deaths
For a number of years now a dear friend (who’ll remain nameless) has barraged me to write. Today I finally decided to give in under the conditions that it only be a thought snippet or musing (100-700 words) each week day. [April 21, 2016: lets make that 500-1500 words weekly instead] He has lamented that my modus operandi the past... Read MoreAugmenting Humanity with Machine Learning for Health & Happiness
Back when I’d run the Emerging Communications Conference & Awards (eComm) ‘What’s Next in Telecom, Mobile & Internet Communications’, I’d go to my hotel room each night and I’d think. I’d seriously wonder if the event mattered. Yes it was great to have the brightest people come together. Yes it was great to see and spur innovation. Yes it was... Read MoreMaking a Net Positive Life Difference with ‘Connected Technologies’
Starting today, we’re off on a near decade long venture. One I’d guestimate will run until 2024. Who knows what the world will look like then. Who knows how much progress we’ll make towards our purpose and vision. What I do know is 1) it will be purposeful; 2) a fantastic community will be built; 3) community members stand to benefit across multiple dimensions (from monetary to “social good”); 4) others, potentially many millions, stand to benefit from the community.
The start of the adventure begins with this humble blog post and the inaugural event this fall. Since childhood my interests have been two-pronged. On one side the “telephone” (engineering and futurology) and on the other side existentialism (contemplative psychology/science). But as the two were disparate, my life until very recently felt uncomfortably “schizophrenic”. For example the people I conversed... Read MoreAnd We’re Off! Till ~2024