About

I give you a front-row seat on the future, especially in VR.

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SHORT BIO:

Scoble gives you a front-row seat on the future. Especially on platforms that use the fourth user interface, spatial computing, like virtual reality or mixed reality that will come soon thanks to his own front-row seat as entrepreneur in residence at UploadVR.com and his past experience as futurist at Rackspace.

Best place to find Scoble? On his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scobletechnology/

Introduction

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR http://www.uploadvr.com Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology.

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, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he’s followed by millions of people.

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload, he’ll be spending 2016 working with the virtual reality ecosystem to figure out what media and conference businesses Upload needs to build next. He’ll also be assisting startups in the Upload Collective (a coworking space) in their efforts to get to market.

He has been a technology blogger since 2000, was one of five people who built Microsoft’s Channel 9 video blog/community, worked at Fast Company Magazine running its TV efforts, and has been part of technology media businesses since 1993.

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SPEAKER ABSTRACT:

In 2016 I have a new talk titled “Beyond Mobile.”

Why “Beyond Mobile?”

We are about to get a fourth user interface. The first three were character mode (DOS), GUI’s (Mac/Windows), and touch (iOS and Android). The fourth is spatial computing. VR, AR, and mixed reality.

Over the next decade we will look at our smartphone screens less and less as we use things like Magic Leap more and more. Mixed Reality is coming. Virtual Reality will take entertainment minutes away. Even if you use your mobile phone’s screen to watch a virtual reality event, it will be quite a different experience than staring down at a mobile phone in your hands.

Plus, you will look at, and interact with your world quite differently thanks to beacons, Internet of Things, new kinds of sensors and artificial intelligence systems to fuse data, analyze it, and present it in new ways.

Think this is science fiction? I’ll bring you a number of companies that are bringing futuristic technologies to you today, including in airports, football stadiums, and shopping malls.

We will talk about how cloud is everywhere in this new world and the trends that are soon to be hitting us, whether in self driving cars or augmented reality glasses, and how our businesses need to prepare now.

Learn more about Robert’s speaking style and contact his agent, Jay Kemp at http://odemanagement.com/robert-scoble/Robert-Scoble.html

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CONTACT:

If you are looking to contact me, email is best: scobleizer@gmail.com but my cell phone number is +1-425-205-1921.

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ENDORSEMENTS:

Time: One of the top 140 Twitterers!
FT: One of the five most influential Twitterers!
Inc. Top 5 on list of Tech Power Players You Need to Know: http://www.inc.com/john-rampton/30-power-players-in-tech-you-need-to-know.html

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LONG BIO:

I’m a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley (my dad was an engineer at Lockheed) and since 1985 I’ve been building online communities. In 2000 I started my technology blog, http://scobleizer.com, and my life has been on a rocketship ever since. In 2003-2006 I worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of the five guys who started Microsoft’s famous Channel9 video community.

I’m now working as entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR http://www.uploadvr.com (I go around the world to study and make media about world-changing innovators).

The real-time streaming web is changing my life faster than I can imagine, and lets me keep in touch with thousands of technology and business innovators all around the world.

I’m also the father of three sons, Patrick, 22, Milan, 8, and Ryan, 6 (as of 2016). Lots of fun and they are all geeks in training too.

Anyway, visit some of my links to see more about me, especially my Wikipedia profile (I didn’t edit any of it, that was done by people in the community) and feel free to drop me a line at scobleizer@gmail.com anytime you need something or want to talk about being on one of my video shows.

Oh, and, yes, I do answer my own cell phone and I do include that number on the Internet for you to use: +1-425-205-1921 and have for several years. I live in Half Moon Bay near the Ritz and would love to meet up with geeks/entrepreneurs if you are in town and I’m available.

Comments

  1. Nice redesign Robert. Random question: Does it not make you a bit too open to have your cell phone on your blog? Or is that not your primary phone? I don't even list mine on my facebook profile as a cell phone seems like the most private. Do you get a lot of random calls from people as a result?

  2. Nice redesign Robert. Random question: Does it not make you a bit too open to have your cell phone on your blog? Or is that not your primary phone? I don't even list mine on my facebook profile as a cell phone seems like the most private. Do you get a lot of random calls from people as a result?

  3. Scoble is possibly the MOST connected man on the InterWebs. His internal noise filter doesn't even comprehend “random” calls. He just needs more input at all times!

  4. Scoble is possibly the MOST connected man on the InterWebs. His internal noise filter doesn't even comprehend “random” calls. He just needs more input at all times!

  5. Building43 promises to be a useful resource but it's not a community, at this stage at least. It's a blog.

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  7. Hi Robert,

    I would like to invite you to the conversation at the Entertainment Social Media Tweetchat.
    See details below.
    Best,
    John

    http://www.pitchengine.com/johnayers/entertainm

    JohnAyersSocial Media Release
    Entertainment Social Media Marketing

    Weekly Tweetchat Tuesdays, 8pm PDT #entsm

    08.15.2009 – GravityTen is proud to announce the launch of #entsm a weekly tweetchat, beginning Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at 8pm PDT.

    #entsm will bring together Entertainment Social Media minds to discuss best practices in Entertainment Marketing. This weekly event will provide a forum to exchange ideas surrounding topics of New Media and Social Networking tools that are used to assist in the branding (and marketing) of entertainment content.

    The tweetchat will be moderated by @johnayers and will focus on a few key topics each week. Example discussion topics may include Brand Building, On-line Strategy, Personal Brands, the role of Traditional Media, Word-of-Mouth, Successes/Failures, Social Media Listening, Aggregation, Studios/Networks and more. Discussion topic suggestions are encouraged and will be accepted prior to each tweetchat. All subject matter will pertain directly to the marketing of entertainment content in today's landscape.

    Who should participate?
    Social Media Marketers. Actors, Directors, Producers with high-level personal brands. Strategy and Advertising professionals for the entertainment industry. Social networking masters. New media evangelists. Content developers including studios, networks and on-line. CEO's, CFO's, COO's. Traditional agencies that service the industry. Creative directors, art directors, writers, account managers, media buyers, support staff, publicity gurus and public relation experts are all encouraged to participate.

    Look for updates using #entsm or follow @johnayers
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  8. I've tried everywhere else I know to, so I'll ask here as well: I am extending an invite to you to come on my podcast, The A-List. Guy's done it. Shankman's done it. A bunch of others have, too. It would be a shame not to have you on. It's by phone, so you don't have to leave the confines of wherever you are… drop me a line if I'm getting anywhere convincing you me [at] jenniferlindsay.com. All best!

  9. Dave Winer mentioned you're trying to quit smoking. I sent him a tweet asking him to point to a bunch of posts I sent him when he was quitting, if he still has them. He said they helped a lot, so I thought I'd send you a quick summary of what I told him:

    First, Nicotine is toxic because it gets mistaken for nicotinic acid (one of the two forms of vitamin b3, better known as niacin), and consequently it screws up a lot of metabolic processes that niacin is used in. A lot of the craving you experience is actually your body craving niacin, not nicotine. You've just learned to associate nicotine with the temporary satisfaction of that craving. Since your body prefers nicotine to to niacin (like hemoglobin prefers carbon monoxide to oxygen), consuming nicotine actually produces a niacin deficiency, and this adds to it's addictiveness. So, one thing you can do to ease the craving a lot, and repair some of the nicotine damage, is to carry a bottle of 50mg nicotinic acid tablets around with you, and whenever the craving gets overwhelming, pop one. Mind you, too much niacin isn't good for you either, so keep your daily intake under 500mg. Since nicotinic acid causes flushing and itching, you might want to keep the daily intake as low as 250mg at first. try cutting the tablets in half if you find yourself taking too much.

    The way to know if your getting nicotinic acid or niacinamide (the other, utterly worthless kind used in cheaper supplements) is to look for a warning on the label that says it may cause itching or flushing. the kind with the warning is the good stuff.

    Secondly, while you were addicted, nicotine built up in your fatty tissue, and when you stress out (like when you really want a cigarette, for example) you will burn some fat, and release a sub-clinical dose of nicotine into your blood stream, causing you to experience the effect of nicotine briefly, and causing you to remain addicted. To get through this phase as fast as possible, do some fasting and drnk lots of water, and take large doses (up to 10000mg daily) of calcium ascorbate, a ph neutral form of vitamin c. this will help to cleanse some of the nicotine out of your fatty tissue. Also, drink lots of green tea, and miso soup, as these also help to cleanse you. The sooner there's no nicotine in your blood stream the sooner the craving will go away. Nicotine withdrawal only lasts 3 days. The reason it seems to take longer is learned response, niacin deficiency, and sub-clinical re-exposure. Stay off the patch, and skip the nicotine gum. these will actually make the withdrawal take longer. use the niacin tabs instead.

    Finally, lots of exercise (aerobic, so that you burn fat, and give the vitamins a chance to circulate and penetrate your body thoroughly) and if you're up for it, pearson & shaw's arginine supplement formulas will also speed up the process of burning fat and cleaning the last nicotine out of your body. You'll find them at: http://www.lifeextension.com, and the one you want is called muscle memory. It's usually used by body builders, but it's reasonably safe if used as directed and will really go a long way toward cleaning out your system. Take 45 minutes before exercise on an empty stomach. remember, the sooner the nicotine is completely out of your system (and environment, of course) the sooner the withdrawal will stop.

    Good Luck!!

  10. Sorry if I am way off the track here, was wondering what opinions were out there like for XPS files? First glance looks pretty good to me, am no teckie so bear with me, does Publish to Standard (publishing online and printing) embed fonts what if I am working with Asian, or Right to left languages? Any info greatly appreciated

  11. The friendliest blogger ever!

    I asked him a question about friendfeed by email, frankly i just did that to satisfy myself never expected an answer. He replied!

    I am not a famous blogger, i don't even belong to the tech scene in the US, i'm just a lone freelancer here in india and he would still reply to my 2 lines of casual question about a service he is not directly involved with, that to within 1 hour.

    Best friend the web/blogging community can ever have.

  12. Jurgen these lists and rankings are guided by many factors people take different factors into consideration, i think it is subjective and if i were to name anyone i would definitely say Scoble and Louis are the best on web

  13. they are VIPs, even then they don't “behave” like “VIPs”, just think how much stuff they go through daily 🙂 they work really hard, and even after that one doesn't respect them i would say that person doesn't know about things and how they should be and how they are…

  14. Jurgen these lists and rankings are guided by many factors people take different factors into consideration, i think it is subjective and if i were to name anyone i would definitely say Scoble and Louis are the best on web

  15. they are VIPs, even then they don't “behave” like “VIPs”, just think how much stuff they go through daily 🙂 they work really hard, and even after that one doesn't respect them i would say that person doesn't know about things and how they should be and how they are…