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Published on Apr 24, 2015
The future is here, the world’s knowledge is in your pocket, a drawing becomes reality at the touch of a button, we’ve even democratised access to hacking our own biology. It’s now only a matter of time until technology merges into us. In the future where the boundaries of reality and imagination merge, humanity will need to embrace and depend on what sets it apart from machines: its own creativity.
Guy Armitage is CEO of Zealous, the first social media platform for creatives. Zealous allows the user to curate their profile visually, and helps collective visions to germinate. He believes that the economic recession will make way for new creative opportunities, which in turn will centre the economy around these artistic spaces. As our lives migrate online and we communicate increasingly in the virtual realm, Zealous allows for artistic collaboration and inspiration via the simple mode of the Smartphone. Guy comes with the laudable title of the Guardian's Creative Entrepreneur of the Year thanks to his contributions to digital engagement. Outside of the commercial world, he also took first place at the Tate Modern's Hackathon last summer, sponsored by The Space. By implicitly raising concerns with government censorship and control of online activity, Guy discusses the ever growing importance of the Internet in every day life.