Toshi Anders Hoo
Director – Emerging Media Lab, Institute for the Future
Toshi Anders Hoo is the Research Director of the Emerging Media Lab at Institute for the Future, a 50 year old futures think tank in Palo Alto, CA. Hoo has produced a wide range of cutting edge experiential media projects utilizing interactive and immersive technologies and also provides emerging technology research, prototyping and consulting services to industry leading companies, NGO’s and government agencies. Hoo served as media technology consultant for famed futurist, Ray Kurzweil, and produced live VR demonstrations with Kurzweil for the TED stage. In 2007, Hoo co-directed the feature length documentary ‘The Singularity is Near’ with Kurzweil. Hoo’s work explores not only the direct applications of emerging technologies, but also the wider implications and impact on individuals, organizations, and society at large.