Having just watched a fantastic TED lecture from cyborg Anthropologist (how cool is that job title?) Amber Case, it reminded me why I’m so intrigued and excited by technology and the digital world. Other than the magpie factor (I just like shiny new things), the anthropological impact of technology always excited me. In the late 1990s, my dissertation was on Designer Babies and the impact technology would have on our biology.
There are a few things I would like to say about Microsoft’s Kinect. Firstly, I am now the proud owner of one – yes, it was one of those impulse, suddenly-got-to-have-it, Christmas presents for the family. Secondly – and surprisingly – it wasn’t me that led the charge here. It was my wife. Note: I was a big gamer in the past, but I haven’t really touched a console for a good few years.