These days people are connected to hundreds of people through mobile technology, which is amazing. However, many of us usually feel a little awkward about interacting in real-time. In this era of exponential disruption, it has become evident that this is an increasingly common behavior. The question is: How can we improve our algorithms to facilitate not only a more technologically connected world but more emotionally connected world as well?

Yolisa Kani (Uber), Paul van Zyl (Nona Creative) and Michael Cowen (What’s the Future?) shared their answers to this question and inspired the audience with their stories. This third MoCo Meetup in South Africa was hosted by Michael Dale in the amazing Workshop 17 at the Watershed, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.