Solar Roadways, a US based start-up that is developing a “modular paving system of solar panels” has raised $1.4 million in crowd-funding, within 7 days, on Indiegogo. While the concept of solar-powered smart roads is exciting and a peek into possible future, the success of Solar Roadways’ ‘viral’ marketing campaign raises several discussion points for our #hkuiom meetings!
The wonderful video that powered this superb effort is below:
FirstBank advertises its mobile app by parodying Google Glass type wearable computers. This reflects the worries of several – technology will distance us from the real world.
One of the ET projects during last term’s #hkuiom showcased several videos on human augmentation. This video is a promo of Lockheed Martin’s HULK Exoskeleton, which is designed to enhance the capabilities of a human soldier.
The folks over at HootSuite (my current favorite Social Media Management Dashboard) recently came up with this wonderful Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter. Very nice, humorous way to showcase several Twitter Tips for brands (remember #hkuiom – you are also a brand!).
Cubli, a cube shaped robot can walk across a desk by jumping up and balancing on its edges. Another step towards the future we talk about in #hkuiom!
Not as funny as the past years! #hkuiom knows what this is about.
Pepsi put up an augmented reality panel at a London bus stop and created an advertisement from people’s experiences. Expanding use of AR as we’ve discussed in #hkuiom in the past!
<Circa March 2014>
Brilliant short video that explains the fundamentals of Bitcoin, in a non-geeky way!
Students from the #hkuiom class have organized a Tech Event that shall be hosted HKU this Friday. Details below!
HKU-CUHK-HKUST present a gathering of Technology companies that are redefining the future!
What: ‘The Future of Technology: How Tech Will Change Your Life!’ (see flyer below)
Bringing together Founders, CEOs, General Managers and Heads of Technology from EVERNOTE, SLICIFY, EASY TAXI, SKY DRONE & ASIA NEXGEN BITCOIN!
When: 28th February (Friday) – 5:30PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Room C, Chow Yei Ching Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, HK.
Admission is FREE – Limited seats left! Register now at: http://goo.gl/GLPFdz
(See event speaker details, location and schedule in the registration link below)
Tech Event @ HKU