Talk | reboot9
Travel & serendipity
How personal informatics are engineering coincidence, lowering environmental impacts and forging a new golden age of travel
Travel has always been part of how humanity has broadened its horizons and minds.
Humans are more mobile than ever before, but we're still passengers in an industrial-era travel infrastructure.
Paradoxically, industry has been using sophisticated informatics for lowering the economic and environmental costs of transporting goods for decades.
A new age of personal travel information tools will change this, and to illustrate this we'll talk through our thoughts in developing Dopplr.
Dopplr is a service we hope will play a part in this change: to increase serendipity in your social world, lower the impact of travel on our biosphere and help create a new golden age of travel.
Don't worry though.
This won't be a sales pitch for anything other than getting all of us to rethink and rehumanise travel - and look at tools to help us do so.