I am in Tucson, Arizona this week at the Techonomy conference, where I caught up with host and journalist David Kirkpatrick who thinks that technology and the empowerment of the individual is the biggest transformational force in the economy. But outside the tech bubble we live in, many of the world’s business and political leaders truly are “almost completely unaware” of what’s happening.
In the video above, we talk about some the technology trends sweeping through politics and business. Kirkpatrick and I used to work together at Fortune magazine years ago, and we tend to agree on things. At the end of the video clip, we talk about Jack Dorsey, who Kirkpatrick had just interviewed onstage earlier on Sunday evening. I ask Kirkpatrick which of Jack’s companies, Square or Twitter, will end up being bigger. I won’t tell you what his answer was, but we both agree on that one as well.
(More video interviews from speakers at the conference coming up).
David Kirkpatrick is the author of The Facebook Effect and an organizer of the Techonomy conference. Previously, he was the senior editor for internet and technology at Fortune Magazine. He specialized in the computer and technology industries, as well as in the impact of the Internet on business and society. He thinks that impact is huge. His book, The Facebook Effect, about Facebookâ€™s history and how it is changing behaviors across societies worldwide, was recently published. He maintains...