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130. Life Is Pain and BS, Then You Die, Unless you Find a Way to Make it Mean Something | Keith Kirkland

Keith Kirkland

Keith Kirkland (@wearworksinc) is a TED resident/speaker, an accessories and industrial designer, accomplished speaker and the co-founder and Head of Haptics of WearWork, a company creating nextgen wearables to help visually impaired folks living in busy urban environments. He has also worked with organizations ranging from the MET Museum, Unilever, Mini Cooper, Discovery Channel, Dropbox, The Yokohama Government, Coach and the National Science Foundation.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How to give sight to the blind
  • The state of the haptics industry today
  • What you should know about creating
  • How to escape bad environments and still make the best of things
  • The future of cyborgs and superhuman senses
  • How Keith tried to create a suit that taught you kungfu
  • Why we’re headed towards a future of sex robots
  • The risks of AI if we’re not careful with biases
  • Keith’s thoughts on data privacy as it relates to wearables
  • When to call it quits and when to push through
  • How to find your calling
  • The value of asking for help
  • Why we should treat robots better now

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