WIRED Business Conference 2016

One of my annual favorites, WIRED magazine honors its “Next List”, of upcoming people who are creating the future.

Robert Capps from WIRED introduces the conference

Robert Capps from WIRED introduces the conference

Aaron Sylvan at WIRED Business Conference 2016-06-16

Aaron Sylvan at WIRED Business Conference 2016-06-16

Janet Esquirol Sylvan at Wired Business Conference (photo by Aaron Sylvan) 2016-06-16

Janet Esquirol Sylvan at Wired Business Conference (photo by Aaron Sylvan) 2016-06-16

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The Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, explains how she "beat Tesla" to producing the first consumer electric car. Not sure I agree with that spin, but, umm, ok...

The Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, explains how she “beat Tesla” to producing the first consumer electric car. Not sure I agree with that spin, but, umm, ok…

VR Pioneer Chris Milk had a lot to say, about storytelling.

VR Pioneer Chris Milk had a lot to say, about storytelling.

It was interesting to get a "sneak peek" at the future of Facebook Messenger, and its vision for taking over the world. Well, for taking over your phone OS, at least.

It was interesting to get a “sneak peek” at the future of Facebook Messenger, and its vision for taking over the world. Well, for taking over your phone OS, at least.

Always weird to see a group of people "sharing" a VR experience together... "Together Alone", in a way.

Always weird to see a group of people “sharing” a VR experience together… “Together Alone”, in a way.

Stan Green found a unique way to "turn lemons into lemonade", making a "game" about the unwinnable experience of battling juvenile cancer. Not exactly cheerful... more like gut-wrenching, especially from my new perspective as a parent... but I have tremendous respect for what this guy did. And it changed my ideas about what "can and can't" be done, in terms of thinking "outside the box" of designing experiences and using technology to share and tell stories.

Stan Green found a unique way to “turn lemons into lemonade”, making a “game” about the unwinnable experience of battling juvenile cancer. Not exactly cheerful… more like gut-wrenching, especially from my new perspective as a parent… but I have tremendous respect for what this guy did. And it changed my ideas about what “can and can’t” be done, in terms of thinking “outside the box” of designing experiences and using technology to share and tell stories.

For me, this was the absolute crowning joy of the day — getting to meet and hear from the founder of Magic Leap (Rony Abovitz), and also the guy who created the "Bullet Time" special effects from The Matrix (John Gaeta). And for Rob Bredow from Lucasfilm to announce that Star Wars will release content using Magic Leap's Augmented Reality. THE NERDVANA TRIFECTA!

For me, this was the absolute crowning joy of the day — getting to meet and hear from the founder of Magic Leap (Rony Abovitz), and also the guy who created the "Bullet Time" special effects from The Matrix (John Gaeta). And for Rob Bredow from Lucasfilm to announce that Star Wars will release content using Magic Leap’s Augmented Reality. THE NERDVANA TRIFECTA!

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