Carl speaks to Michel Tombroff, CEO of Jack, an app that lets you send messages that arrive instantly but can only be opened at a later time that you decide. You can send a Jack (text, audio, video, etc) that'll open in one hour, one month, 5 years or even 20 years from now.
(Recorded in London on March 1, 2016)
Topics covered include:
1. How technology shapes the way we communicate
2. The pleasure of waiting in a world of instant gratification
3. Why the power of a message comes from content and timing
4. What message you might send yourself two years from now
5. Why even digital natives love the idea of slower messaging
6. Whether instant messaging is here to stay
7. How delayed messaging could be used for marketing
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Visit the Jack website.
Carl interviews Petter Neby of Punkt, which makes "thoughtful electronics." In London Design Week (September 2015), the company will launch its brand-new MP 01, a mobile phone with no Internet connection.
That's right, no connection at all. But it does transmit the human voice in pure, crystalline sharpness.
The aim: to help us switch off, be in the moment and rediscover the art of conversation. Will it work?
Topics covered in the podcast include:
1. The perils of "communication obesity"
2. Why birdsong ringtones do not work in Florence, Italy
3. The rise of Slow Gaming and the Decelerator Helmet
4. The joy and power of doing nothing
5. Why human conversation needs to be uncomfortable sometimes
(Recorded in London. Running time: 26'11")
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Learn more about the MP 01 and Punkt here.