Brian David Johnson, dressed in a dark gray suit and a button-up collared shirt, gazes into the distance. Behind him, we see small wind turbines silhouetted against a cloudy sky.

Brian David Johnson: Affective Computing

Event Details

As we approach the year 2020, we will have the ability to turn anything into a computer. In the next 10 years, we will pass a point where the majority of computational intelligence will reside not in our devices but in the world around us. But what do we do with all that intelligence? What if we used it to make computational systems more human?

Internationally renowned futurist Brian David Johnson explores our affective computing futures and how we might imbue technology with our own sense of humanity. Free pizza will be served!

RSVP to by noon on Tuesday, September 1.

Speaker Bio: The future is Brian David Johnson’s business. As a futurist he develops an actionable 10-15 year vision for the future of technology and what it will feel like to live in the future. His work is called futurecasting—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Johnson works with governments, militaries, trade organizations, start-ups, and multinational corporations to help them envision their future. He was appointed the first futurist ever at the Intel Corporation in 2009.

Sponsored by ASU’s  School for the Future of Innovation in Society and  Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes