Computer pioneer Alan Kay says tech industry ignores the future

Alan Kay was part of the seminal Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) research team, which in the early 1970s developed the first prototype personal computers and where Steve Jobs got the idea for the Apple Lisa user interface and mouse.

I recently went to SAP in Silicon Valley to hear computer pioneer Alan Kay speak about tech and the future. He currently works at SAP.

It's a great talk and he talks about how the tech industry is not thinking about how people will be using computer technologies decades into the future.

He also says that Steve Jobs only saw the visual part of the Xerox personal computer prototypes and completely missed the fact that they were all networked and connected to the Internet (Arpanet then.) It was because Jobs, "was a visual guy."

Here's the link to the video of the talk: