I had the pleasure of interviewing Golden Krishna of Zappos for a recent 'Innovation Engine' podcast about the premise behind his book, The Best Interface is No Interface: The Simple Path to Brilliant Technology.
Golden's book is frequently laugh out loud funny, and I can't recommend it highly enough. The crux of the book is that some of what should be the greatest minds of this generation have become beholden to what he calls "screen-based thinking," or the inability to solve problems without creating an app.
Sensors, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things are emerging technologies that Golden believes will open the door to the kinds of "machine input" that will help free us from our slavery to smartphones.
We also talk about some of the recent hubbub Golden's company, Zappos, has seen as a result of their shift to holacracy. The company has been all over the news and was the subject of a front page Wall Street Journal story the day we spoke.