14 July, 2019
This past weekend I went on ABC10 in Sacramento to talk about how we can stay “human” in a hyper-connected society. This topic is near and dear to my heart, so much so, I recently took part in a nationwide social media blackout led by the illustrious Dr. Larry Sanger. The experience was eye-opening, to say the least.
During the blackout what I missed most was connecting with friends. I discovered that social media (for me) was mostly a conduit for messaging. This means I can do things like text or call my friends to have the interaction with them that I’m looking for. Huzzah!
Being a tech pundit is something I truly enjoy doing. I do it because I like it, but also I want to be a beacon for those who live outside of Silicon Valley, and who feel intimidated by technology- something that exists to help them. When technology is inaccessible it becomes limiting and it’s been a source of my passion and joy to help remove those limits for others.
One of the major reasons I created the Legacy Locket was to help solve the end of life problems that technology creates. We live our lives online, but how do we bring that to a close securely and with dignity? By utilizing the unique functionality of the blockchain, we are then able to protect and secure data, i.e. secure your digital afterlife.
If there is one thing and one thing only that I get to be remembered for in life, it would be for helping people gain access to technology that can improve lives. As stewards of technology in Silicon Valley, we have to do a better job reaching those who cannot access the possibilities enough to see them.