Ever since I flipped through the first pages of Space Demons
, I have been enthralled by the possibilities afforded by the development of computing technologies. I used to imagine all the high-tech gadgets we're going to have...A computer in everyone's pocket! Robot Butlers! Artificial Intelligence! Virtual Reality!
Hong Kong was the perfect place to grow up if you're a techie, and did I take advantage. There were consumer electronic stores on every corner; you were guaranteed to find me there every afternoon looking at the newest gadgets. I built my first PC on the cheap when I was 12, something I still do to this day. I took apart appliances and electronics, since they were relatively inexpensive. I was fascinated by the tech we used day-to-day.
Some recent books I've read: Life 3.0
, Homo Deus
, Tell the Machine Goodnight