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Robert Scoble: Stop Resisting the Future!


Photo by Thomas Hawk.

Robert Scoble is a Liaison officer for Rack Space, social media phenomenon, technology pundit with huge following, a journalist who has done thousands of interviews and a man who “always tries to have the front row seat on technology.”

Needless to say, I was very happy to have Scoble on Singularity 1 on 1. And, while I may disagree with him about the inevitability of Big Brother and not heeding George Orwell’s 1984 warning, I totally agree with him that it doesn’t mean we have to resist the future. [Just to steer it better…]

During our 1 hour conversation with Scoble we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the short story of how he got to be where he is today; how he got his scobleizer moniker; his position at Rackspace and why it is among the coolest jobs in the world; his personal goals and motivation; why Google Glass is radically different and new; privacy, security, big brother and surveillance; his upcoming book The Age of Context; his take on the technological singularity

My favorite quote that I will take away from this interview with Robert Scoble is:

“The future is sacrosanct. We should serve the future!”

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Who is Robert Scoble?

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace’s startup program. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (The Age of Context, a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, will come out in Q4 of 2013), YouTube, and many social media sites where he’s followed by millions of people.

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