Innovation In World Food Supply— Michael Sheeley (@MichaelSheeley) April 20, 2016
The future is an exciting place.
I figured I'd blog in a bit more detail about each one.
Consumerization of HealthcareOur healthcare system is broken and it isn't scaling. Costs are going up, and the quality of care is not the same for everyone. Quality and availabilities are based on where you live, your social and economic levels, and a whole lot of luck. The current system doesn't allow those people to play an active roll in healthcare and the most valuable healthcare resources are hidden behind old world hierarchies, bureaucracy, and antiquated business models. Putting healthcare into the hands of the individual isn't the answer to everything and for everyone, but it will free up the rest of the system to scale and become more widely available to those who need it. Nobody cares more about a person's health than the person themselves and their family/friends. Technology is allowing us to know more and to act more on our own. We are soon going to be able to access the core resources of the healthcare system instantly and without the bloated overhead and hoops we have to jump over today. There is a long ways to go here before consumers have more control of their own healthcare but we are headed in the right direction.
Conversational UXI recently tweeted "It isn't 'chat' versus 'app'. It is chat enabling capabilities that apps don't offer."
I am reading a lot of people compare chat-based apps to apps that use buttons, forms, and menus. I once looked at conversational UX the same way but I am starting to see that there are many use cases where buttons, forms, and menus don't work. Conversational UX will allow for personalization and customizations that aren't possible with app or web based experiences without becoming too complex. I also calling this "conversational UX" and not "chat" because "chat" is only the first step in this experience becoming truly conversational. Amazon Echo, for example, is conversational but it isn't chat based. These experiences better mimic the way to naturally communicate with each other. Not all computer interactions will work best this way, but many more will benefit greatly from this.It isn't "chat" versus "app". It is chat enabling capabilities that apps don't offer.— Michael Sheeley (@MichaelSheeley) April 13, 2016