In this episode we are joined by Takuma Iwasa. Iwasa-san is the founder and CEO of IOT consumer electronics company, Shiftall Inc.
I first met Iwasa-san when I visited his Tokyo offices with a mural friend. I say office but it really is more like a buzzing lab. Each person uniquely designed their own workplace with things that inspire them and it's not uncommon to see people walking around wearing prototypes. When Facebook changed their named and unveiled the concept of the Metaverse and VR as the next phase of the internet, I thought who better to talk to about all this than someone who already lives there.
In this episode, Iwasa-san shares his journey from being a curious student of computers to his role as the founder and CEO of Shiftall. We explore the gaps in expectation of VR, the Metaverse as the internet 2.0 and the kinds of contributions Iwasa-san sees his company making to build that reality.
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did and moreover, I hope it brings you value and is worth your time.
05:45 | When did you fall in love with computers & Intro to Iwasa
17:05 | Shiftall current team and how they come up with new products
23:40 | Gaps; Localization and exhibition and end user
31:43 | Metaverse as Internet 2.0
36:05 | Halitrax and preparing for the Metaverse
45:48 | Metaverse use cases
53:35 | What's the Japanese pulse on privacy and Iwasa's hope looking forward
This episode is also available on YouTube ⬇️
Find out more about Iwasa-san here:
Website | https://ja.shiftall.net
Twitter | https://twitter.com/warenosyo
LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/warenosyo/