Idealog Year in Review 2017: Sam Irvine
Favourite innovation that isn’t yours?
Ebikes – they have literally taken off this year.
Favourite innovation that is yours?
?Freyberg square – a brilliant repurposing, in a truly innovative way, of an iconic public space in Auckland.
Most interesting launch/trend/idea/building/product of the year?
Small/craft homes. Again, not new but their appeal is now.
Most promising New Zealand company/companies?
Isthmus ?, Allbirds, Rocket Lab.
Jacinda, Kane, Aldous, Peter.
Jimmy Spithill (again).
Your own biggest success?
What’s the biggest mistake innovators/businesses will make this year?
Not backing themselves
What do you expect to see in the next five years?
A move toward smaller more affordable homes
What will be dead in the next five years? Does the Yellow Pages count?
What should be invented and/or un-invented? A 3D printer that kids with wheelchairs can use for making their own seats as they grow (I stole that from David Irwin)
Favourite book/TV show/podcast/album/website/magazine/story/performance enhancing drug of the year?
What’s the one piece of tech would you have on a desert island?
Solar powered brewery and espresso maker.
Will the robots become sentient and kill us all? (asking for a friend)
I thought Blade Runner 2049 was a documentary.
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