Jody Medich

Intro to Exponentials & VR/AR

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Jody Medich | Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Extended Reality

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Tools that were only available to the wealthiest research labs are being democratized such that small teams the world over, can now accomplish what only governments and corporations could do just 15 years ago. Our understandings of the past are no longer sufficient to inform us about where we are headed as a species. Understand how exponential growth in technology will accelerate human progress towards the edge of what’s possible. Extended reality is the spectrum of immersion from Augmented to Virtual Reality. Jody will provide an overview of all of the different technologies, what they’re each good for, how they work with our brains, and how rapidly the market is expected to grow. Next, she’ll discuss the implications of these technologies on humanity, and how they unleash truly Superhuman abilities.


Jody creates superhumans, not supercomputers. Rather than teaching humans the right buttons to push, she uses cognitive computing (AI, AR/VR, robotics, sensors, etc) to speak human. The resulting tools dramatically extend, augment, and amplify human abilities and are as easy to control as our own bodies. She might read too much Batman. But in her 23-year design career, Jody has created just about everything from holograms to robots and R&D. Her most notable work includes UX design for DARPA’S Big Dog, Principal Experience Designer on the HoloLens Project at Microsoft, HMI for Toyota’s AiCar, and Principal UX at LEAP Motion.

Today, she is a Futurist and Product Designer working to define the future of human machine interface (HMI) through radical inclusion by leveraging brain machine interface, sensors, robotics, AI, and AR/VR.

She also travels the world speaking about the future of these technologies and their impact on the world for Singularity University and groups like WIRED, Google, and TEDx.