VoxxedBelgrade proudly presents:

Daniel G.
Siegel

http://www.dgsiegel.net/

Digital Product Architect

What’s the craziest thing that happened to you that involves technology?
I am always quite enthusiastic about technology which can augment our own skills, be it physically as ell as virtually. Arthur C. Clarke once famously remarked that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Just the other day I had a call with an associate in Australia. It may seem trivial, but just realizing I was literally talking with someone on the other side of the earth made this feel like one of these magic moments.
How do you see next 5 years in tech?
I don't think it is about the next 5 years. To make progress as humanity we have to focus on how our tools can have an impact that lasts longer than just the next iteration of a new technology. Marshall McLuhan once famously said 'we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us'. We have to come up with better ways to collaborate, better metaphors, better tools and paradigms. That process will last longer than 5 years.
What would you tell to your younger self?
Relax, take more risks, trust your gut, set clear goals and most importantly have fun.