Design spec

I gave a talk today about the future. It is not the first time I gave this talk. But it is the first time I gave this version of this talk.

The future that I was talking about hadn’t changed. But my audience had changed.

I wasn’t talking to a group of artists, or computer graphics researchers, or to a lay public. Today I was talking to a room full of engineers.

So I needed to think about what would matter to an engineer. And I concluded that one question really matters to an engineer: “How do we make this?”

I didn’t answer that question in my talk. That’s a question they would want to answer for themselves.

But it did help me in figuring out how to organize the talk. I basically structured it as a design spec.

A design spec for the future. I like the sound of that. 🙂

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