The General Motors building on Fifth Avenue, NYC, seen from the flagship Apple store, underneath the buildings' square. These symbols of two firms on the most coveted area of real-estate square feet of the world, evokes the change of our industrial make-up and social organization: the industry that revolutionized physical mobility is overtaken by the industry of information-mobility. We need to understand the fusion of media, technology and the industry shaping it, to capture the future.
Belcampo A largely unknown Dutch author of fantastic stories. His allegories of the real world tend to impact me more than current, non-fiction affairs.
René Boël (1899-1990): Industrialist and President of the European League for Economic Cooperation, 1951-1981. Industrialist in the Steel sector (Boël family) and the Chemical sector (Solvay & Cie.) for his entire professional life.
- The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk - Jaan Tallinn, Lord Rees and Huw Price. They believe that machines may pose a threat to human existence and that risk assessments are necessary.