This interview threw me out of my element. What a great way to start the new year. I get pretty uncomfortable with the notion of transhumanism and implanting technology into the body through an elective procedure. Luckily, I got to talk it over with Ryan.
Ryan O’Shea is a spokesperson and advisor for biotechnology startup company Grindhouse Wetware, which is dedicated to creating technology to augment human capabilities. Ryan is also a founder of the Carnegie Mellon University-based artificial intelligence startup Behaivior, which uses wearables and machine learning to predict and intervene in human behaviors to promote positive health outcomes. Behaivior is currently a competitor in the $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition.
Ryan has previously worked as a host and producer for the Pittsburgh ABC Television affiliate. He currently hosts the technology and futurism-themed Future Grind podcast and has produced talks around the world on the topic of citizen science, making, and biohacking
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Ryan’s Challenge; Question your assumptions. Why are you scared of these ideas? Reach out and continue the conversation.
WaitButWhy on Elon Musk & Neuralink
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Future Grind Podcast
If you liked this interview, check out previous tech-focused episodes with Robert Scoble, Joseph Lubin, and Dennis Mortensen.
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Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He later worked for Fast Company as a video blogger, and then Rackspace and the Rackspace sponsored community site Building 43 promoting breakthrough technology and startups.
He currently works for Upload VR — a new media site covering virtual and augmented reality — as its entrepreneur in residence, where he develops new shows, events, and works with other entrepreneurs in the Upload Collective, a coworking space for virtual reality-focused startups.
Fragments Game on Microsoft Hololens
Robert’s Challenge; Get VR. Use it to connect with others. If you don’t, you’ll be out of business.
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If you liked this interview, check out episode 118 with Kevin Kelly where we discuss the inevitable forces that will shape our future or episode 111 with Kash Dhanda where we discuss virtual reality and building a digital marketing agency.
What will the future of wearable tech look like? You should probably ask Paulo Santos. He is developing technology to give runners feedback on their running form
Paulo has a Degree in Computer Sciences applied to Management from University Portucalense (Porto, Portugal) and a Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship from University of Porto. He has started until now 5 different companies. Presently, he is the CEO of Kinematix a company based in Porto, Portugal) and Austin, Texas that develops innovative wearable devices.
Kinematix has spent the past eight years fine tuning its expertise around the movement of the human body. The company is dedicated to giving people a way to obtain meaningful information about their body movements, and turning that information into tangible actions that will improve their health on a daily basis. At Kinematix, moving better makes sense!
Paulo’s Challenge; Spend more time helping those in need. We need more creativity to be applied to these problems.
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If you liked this interview, check out episode 47 with Avi Geller where we discuss the future of wearable and hearable technology.