Abstract: Always-on devices. The Internet of Things. The world’s information at our fingertips. It seems like the stars have finally aligned to make technology work for us instead of against us. James Whittaker leads us on a jaunt through a very near term future where that vision is a reality. If you can’t imagine a world where you are the center of your technological universe and your devices exist only to serve your every whim, then you really need to see this talk.