David Rose visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss his new book, “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things“. While some believe our future will look like more of the same—more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life.
David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and instructor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on making the physical environment an interface to digital information. He is the CEO at Ditto Labs, an image-recognition software platform that scours social media photos to find brands and products.
Talks at Google: David Rose, “Enchanted Objects”