“I was born 35 years too soon. If I still had the patents on my inventions, Bill Gates would have to stand aside for me.” Maybe Al Gross is overstating it a bit. But then again, he did basically invent Dick Tracy’s watch (and a lot more).

+ “When they sat down, a radio receiver in the table picked up the signals from their MagicBands and triangulated their location using another receiver in the ceiling. The server — as in waitperson, not computer array — knew what they ordered before they even approached the restaurant and knew where they were sitting. And it all worked seamlessly, like magic.” Your future with smart watches can be experienced right now. Just head to Disney World.

+ Swatch co-inventor: “I do expect an Ice Age coming toward us.”