Hello everyone! Andrew Nusca and Paul Sloan here with Josh Miller to cover this most excellent SuperSession.
We're pretty stoked to hear what the panelists have to say. After all, who doesn't love the future?
The room is really quite full at this point. There are people standing alongside the wall, too.
There's some sort of trip-hop tune on the PA system. We're feeling chill.
Photographer Josh Miller would like everyone to know that "the bass is real deep up in this piece."
Welcome all. We're getting ready for an exciting session.
We've got a great panel this afternoon. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, LG Electronics SVP James Fishler, Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly and Sprint product SVP Fared Adib.
CNET's Molly Wood and Brian Cooley will run the show. (Right now, they're over in the corner talking to Mark Cuban.)
"He's being mauled," photographer Josh Miller notes.
(Not literally. Mark Cuban is just fine.)
What do you think: Cooley pitching Cuban on his next venture? (Ha.)
Alright folks, it looks like we're about to begin.
Brian Cooley and Molly Wood on stage, introducing the topic: The future of technology. Post mobile future...
Are we ready to go beyond smartphones and tablets? That's the big question today.
Tweet us during the session, Molly says: #CNETNBT
Wow -- we're so full here that the overflow room is full.
We're watching a video introducing the theme.
Factoid: 1 trillion devices to the internet in 2013, according to Cisco.
"There are more smart devices on the planet today than there are humans," one Microsoft exec says in the video. Dude.
three parts to today's discussion: how devices will change, how connections will evolve, and the next step
Mark Cuban just gave LG's James Fishler a fist bump as they took the stage.
Introducing the panelists: Entrepreneur Mark Cuban; James Fishler, a senior vice president at LG Electronics, USA; Sheryl Connelly, Ford's in-house futurist; Fared Adib, senior vice president of product development and operations at Sprint
Cooley question: What's next? capturing imagination. Cuban says personalized medicine is next big thing to him. "A big game changer and your body becomes the network of networks."
"You guys, this is gonna be awesome," Molly says.
James Fishler, a senior vice president at LG Electronics, is talking about all the connected appliances already in the home.