Occasionally there occurs a "moment of truth" that puts technology futures in perspective for me.
That AHA! moment came to me in Times Square, abruptly stopping at a crosswalk and avoiding getting flattened by a cab...above me massive carbon footprints stomping all around in giant Technicolor glory screaming "look at me, look at me!".
A 360 glance provides a headline briefing of world events - "Romney wins in Michigan, Bush speaks in the Mideast "- in 10 foot high letters moving across buildings in a way that only a speed reader could love.
And me? no time for that, I am on my way to an appointment, a little voice whispering into my blue-tooth ear, simultaneously avoiding bumping into the tourist in front of me while listening to a company meeting - a dialog between a CEO in Atlanta, a roomful of employees in Salt Lake, and myriad others from Cincinnati to London. I walk, look, and listen while thinking about the implications of the conversation, making mental notes on what it means for what I have to do: over the next few years, couple of months, and my imminent meeting with a senior executive for a fortune 100 company.
Welcome to the Virtual Office, circa 2008.
oh oh, IM from my daughter. Gotta go.