FutureForward #0068

For tech, it’s time for introspection. Elizabeth Warren used South By Southwest in Austin to take on Big Tech. Then, on the streets of Austin – a plague of scooters. future of urban transport. And wearables have a cool, and unexpected, future. I’m Steven Rosenbaum – and this is Future Forward, I’m Gene DeRose… Let’s Launch!

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GD And of course, this week – a big shout out to our friends at IEEE Spectrum. IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences.

How Politics and Tech aligned at SxSW:

WITH TECH ON THE DEFENSIVE, SXSW TAKES AN INTROSPECTIVE TURN
http:// https://www.wired.com/story/sxsw-2019-big-tech-elizabeth-warren-privacy/

SXSW: Warren tells tech audience plan to break up giants is ‘like baseball’
http:// https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/09/democrats-2020-texas-sxsw-festival

Kamala Harris wants to quadruple the US Digital Service budget and bring it to states
http:// https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/14/kamala-harris-wants-to-bring-the-us-digital-service-to-local-governments-with-a-65m-budget/

Let’s Talk about Scooters:

Uber, Lyft, Bird, Lime, and Spin battle for scooter dominance at SXSW
http:// https://mashable.com/article/sxsw-scooters/#3AIByAYBKiqs

Twitter / DraftHouseAustin
https://www.statesman.com/news/20190316/leaning-tower-of-sxsw-scooters-spotted-in-downtown-austin

Scooters at SXSW: Zooming down streets, parked in heaps & even spotted on MoPac
http:// https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2019/03/09/scooters-at-sxsw-zooming-down-streets-parked-in.html

Someone is trolling SXSW scooter users with these stickers
https://www.kvue.com/article/entertainment/events/sxsw/someone-is-trolling-sxsw-scooter-users-with-these-stickers/269-12ce85a2-5eb7-4bb6-9277-ffc3e166ee29

Are scooters the big winners at this year’s SXSW?
https://austin.curbed.com/2019/3/14/18264531/austin-sxsw-scooters-dockless

Bird lays off up to 5% of workforce
https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/14/bird-lays-off-up-to-5-of-workforce/

What’s Next in Wearables?

IEEE/Spectrum: A Peek into the Future of Wearables
https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/consumer-electronics/gadgets/a-peek-into-the-future-of-wearables

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