FITC Amsterdam 2017

2017-02-20 00:00:00 2017-02-22 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2017 FITC Amsterdam is the intersection of creative technologists, designers, developers and all-around awesome thinkers from the world’s most innovative industries, who meet every year to connect, challenge, inspire and to experience the next era of the digital world. Amsterdam FITC Amsterdam


As we walk around our day with our eyes deeply immersed in our smartphones we can come to think the future will be mostly things we see right there. But much of the future will not be that. The convergence of cheap computing, machine learning & a cultural desire to augment our reality will create a pull for new forms and applications of the digital. Many experiences will leave the device, many more will not engage the eyes at all but other senses.

Let’s indulge in some futurism. How we can see things normally not seen. How we can have experiences without user interfaces. How we can have knowledge we don’t possess. What could the next pattern of computing look like and how that could impact products, design & our increasingly digital lifestyles. What to do in a self-driving car? What is our responsibility in protecting humanity from machine overlords? How can we live with them peacefully once they take over.


This session is futurism with a focus on the intersection of technology & humanity and how that is affecting product design and our experiences with technology. It will include examples, visions, demos, provocations & energy.

Target Audience

Designers, developers and anyone who uses or creates the modern gadgets that embodied the information age & fans of Terminator or the 3rd Matrix movie.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

It is assumed that you know a little about the science fiction franchise, The Terminator or other apocalyptic wars between man and machine, first hand or otherwise.

Hyper Advanced Experts Humans Only ( please no robots )

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Check out these weird things about the future, slide 20 blew my mind!
  2. The one secret thing a Meta.ME really finds attractive
  3. 10 products I didn’t think could exist, number 7 probably shouldn’t
  4. This letter about narrative is dead, has to be shared
  5. The one really important thing you should tell Alexa each morning!