IBM, Intel and Apple: Building for the Future

There were three presentations this week that showcase how IBM, Intel, and Apple are thinking about the future. In a way, each firm’s approach mirrors a different view of the world. Intel is focused on the micro aspect of how people will electronically interact and discussed technologies that could instrument every part of our lives for our benefit. IBM spoke on smart cities that would take this instrumentation and create a better managed utopian structure that would be ever faster (in terms of transportation), safer, and cheaper.