The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk FirePhone and its impact on digital transactions in the material world. For starters, it’s not really a phone as much as an object recognition system that taps directly into the mainline of showteling. Just as mobile has “freed” us from our assigned desks, so too has the notification economy thrown off the shackles of the showroom.
Instead we are granted a digital pass to act on impulse buying at any moment. How this will impact on our jobs as consumers will come later, but for now the race is on for pole position. The Triple Crown of phone, tablet, and TV is being handicapped, with Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon snorting with excitement as they enter the starting gate stalls. And they’re off.
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Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor