PODCAST EPISODE

Ep 20: How do we adapt to rapid technology change? Featuring Michael Quintana

The Building New Realities Podcast

19-01-2022 • 59 mins


In today's episode, Tim chats to Michael Quintana, Director of Innovation Solutions at Sony. Together they discuss the concept of 'highlight culture', and how VR can be used as a medium for discussion between individuals.

Topics discussed in this episode:  • Michael's background [01:16 - 03:35] • Michael's first VR project [03:36 - 05:17] • What is Michael working on at Sony? [05:18 - 08:42] • The Metaverse and blockchain [08:43 - 13:04] • Highlight culture [13:05 - 17:37] • What does the Metaverse mean to Michael? [17:38 - 26:04] • NFTs [26:05 - 34:19] • The link between mental health and technology [34:20 - 35:54] • Michael's aspirations [35:55 - 40:00] • Technical challenges [40:01 - 42:42] • What is Michael curious about? [42:43 - 45:57] • Building new realities [45:58 - 50:42] • Social programs [50:43 - 53:44] • Favourite theories [53:45 - 55:37] • Book recommendations [55:38 - 57:57] • Michael's social media [57:58 - 58:59]

Highlight sections • Michael Quintana and Tim chat about 'highlight culture' [16:05 - 17:37] • Michael Quintana explains how VR can be used as a medium for conversation [46:55 - 49:14] • Michael Quintana and Tim chat about Solomon's Paradox [53:45 - 55:37]