Artifacts From the Future: The Impact of Time Travel on Design

Interact London 16 – Keynote address

“To predict the future, invent it.” So goes the quote from Alan Kay in 1971 and Dennis Gabor before him.

But inventing the future is expensive… and time consuming. With the future arriving faster than we can create it, how can an innovator stay ahead?

The most direct approach relies on time travel: simply bring the desired solution back from the future.