As the man who single-handedly designed the first two computers sold by Apple – way back in the late 1970s and early 1980s – Steve Wozniak is uniquely equipped to predict how new technologies in the future will impact everyday life and how business is conducted. Right now, he’s drawn to speak-to-operate technologies that he believes will begin to rule how we function as a society.
“Once we get to the point where any technology can be fired up by the use of somebody’s voice, then we’ll really see tech take off,” said Wozniak, in an exclusive interview that Counselor recently conducted with the inventor and engineer. “But we’re not there yet.”
Of course not. Because somebody like Wozniak, who is always tinkering and inventing new products and new ways to operate various technologies, is constantly searching for the next big thing. And mostly what Wozniak focuses on are technologies that make life and business easier. It’s why he first created the Apple I, which he and Steve Jobs started selling in April 1976 when they formed Apple Computer.
“We just felt like computing should be so much easier than it was at the time,” says Wozniak, who often goes by the nickname The Woz. “You practically needed an engineering degree at the time to just turn on and operate a computer. We wanted to make the whole process of using computers so much easier.”
In this lively and forward-looking Q&A, Wozniak opens up about his time at Apple and provides his views on what technologies will be most impactful in the years to come. Click here to read the article. And, go www.asishow.com to register for his keynote speech at next week’s ASI Show in Orlando.