The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. – William Gibson
I love that quote so much that I have it inscribed on my wallet; it’s custom work done by Moxie & Oliver.
I want to try an experiment, I want to live in the future. To do that, I’m trying to find those pockets of the future that exist today, and try them for myself. These are things that could be mainstream in 5-10 years but are niche today. I’ve already written a post about the Amazon Echo. I’m also trying the Apple Watch, and some lightbulbs controlled by an App.
Now I’m looking for ideas. What else can I do to live in the future. Here are some that I’ve thought of.
- 23andMe – Map my genome. Not sure what to do with it, but mapping it will probably be common in the future.
- Smart home stuff – Philips Hue, Amazon Echo, and maybe a Nest, though they aren’t really practical for apartment living in NYC.
- Soylent – I am not really a believer in this, but I may give it a try.
- Tesla – I want to rent one for a road trip and see how the charging stations really work.
What else? Well, I’m hoping you’ll tell me. What other experiments should I be running?