More Recent Drives

Just today I drove an neuro-ophthamologist who is working on a start up here.  They are developing software and a system for developers to use optical data from various sources to be able to identify all kinds of things from behavior to disease.  It’s a pleasant change to hear of something other than the normal Silicon Valley start up talk.

Other interesting riders have been engineers working with Virtual Reality.  There’s alot going on.  Google Cardboard is the first one I’ve actually experienced.  I got a free cardboard device in my New York Times.  The experience was really remarkable and I can see why people are so excited.  The possibilities for the future are incredible.  Oculist, a division of Facebook is one of the real pioneers in the technology.  I know their Samsung-related device is available now, but their upcoming desktop driven device will be spectacular.  I’ll try to find out more and post more later.

Speaking of technology, I’ve driven lots of techies who speak a different language than I’m used to.  I learned of the term TLA – Three Letter Acronym. Use of the TLA’s is not confined to engineers.  Salespeople, consultants and others also use these shortcuts when talking with their clients, prospects, and associates.  It makes it very difficult for me – an outsider – to even figure out what they are talking about.  I think I’ll try to find a resource to help me translate conversations.  If I find a good one, I’ll post something here.