Future Perfect

Privacy Mantra

Gulangyu: waxed
Those who erode privacy profit from its invasion, can afford to pay to cover their tracks and/or lead dull lives.



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12 Oct 2013

In: Gulangyu
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Pop The Trunk

03 Jul 2013

In: Shenzhen
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Yesterday I drove straight from Hong Kong airport to give a talk at Tencent headquarters in Shenzhen. As you cross the border into Shenzhen traffic …
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Purpose Amplified

15 Jun 2013

In: Shibuya, back of
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Things that amplify, draw into focus or reveal other spectra. What happens when they are not in our service, but in the service of things …
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Entrance Norms

13 Jun 2013

In: Tokyo
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Which parking spaces will mainstream autonomous vehicles master first? Vertical parking lot entrance, Shibuya. The final act of parking is taken care of by …
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50 Questions for Little Sister

15 Apr 2013



Last week I posted an essay about the adoption and impact on Google Glass that raised more questions that it answered. Hundreds more questions in …
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Majority Report

02 Mar 2013

In: Washington DC
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FBI adverts on a bus shelter display in downtown DC outside a branch of SunTrust bank, the ads in quick rotation had a Total Recall …
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Near Time, Unrecorded

02 Mar 2013

In: Barcelona
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How the performance of a cellular network degrades with extremely high density/usage, such as Barcelona – Real Madrid at the 98,000 capacity Camp Nou, where …
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Where Things Live When Not in Use

02 Mar 2013

In: Zurich
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When things, like the aircraft wheelchair pictured here, have autonomous mobility where do they live when they are not engaged in a task, or roaming.
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Car. Nudge.

29 Nov 2012

The practice of using private parking spaces and leaving the handbreak off – to enable the attendant to get cars in and out. (a similar …
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Cue Queues

29 Nov 2012

In: Burbank
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In a world of information overlays tied to, say, facial recognition what cues will be provided to help people queue? How does it change the …
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