VERGE

Tim O'Reilly: The opportunity of man-machine symbiosis

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, talks with GreenBiz Group's John Davies about the VERGE opportunity. O'Reilly believes VERGE is where sustainability needs to go, citing examples of collective intelligence applications, such as Google's autonomous car, that demonstrate the opportunity of man-machine symbiosis. The advancement of computing and sensor technologies create transformative opportunities for energy and transportation management.

And while we can see the trend lines of convergence, we don't know yet what it's going to look like. This could be a beautiful future, but it's also imperative that with all the data being generated that we exercise responsibility, and avoid creating a culture of exploitation.

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