If anyone knows about the next big thing, it's Joichi "Joi" Ito.
An entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and tech expert with accolades that range from "Cyber Elite" to "Top Global Thinker," Ito is perhapsthe authority on the business and development of technology.
Ever heard of Twitter? Flickr? Kickstarter? Ito was an early investor.
Ever heard of Mediated Matter? Biomechatronics? Synthetic Neurobiology? Yeah, neither did we. But as director of the uber think tank known as MIT Media Lab, Ito knows all about the cutting edge research and innovations that will transform our world. Think: wearable computing; stackable, electric cars for sustainable cities; advance imaging technologies that can "see around a corner."
Penny for your thoughts, Joi?
Joi Ito will be a featured panelist at The Next Big Thing on Sat., Oct. 3 at 8PM at The Bushnell.
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