Adrian Hon

CEO of Six to Start (Zombies, Run!), author of A History of the Future in 100 Objects, former neuroscientist and tech writer


The Public Service Internet

Creating the alternative to Google


When Google extends its grasp on our personal data by acquiring yet another company, there are three responses you can take:

  1. Boycott Google services (Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search, Google Docs, Android, Chrome, etc.) and hope that if enough people follow, they’ll be forced to…

The Secret Weapon to Get Kids Fit


Here’s a conundrum:

  1. Games are fun.
  2. Kids like games. Especially computer games.
  3. Many parents think…

Problems Running with Google Glass

In the summer of 2014, we developed a version of Zombies, Run! for Google Glass. Glass was discontinued in January 2015, but it…


Watching the Future of Wearable Gaming

If you’ve been paying attention to the big tech headlines recently, you’ll have noticed the same trend as I have. Apple Watch. Microsoft HoloLens. Magic Leap. Wearable computing is on everyone’s minds (and arms, and faces). But all these people getting excited about their glasses and digital crowns are late to the party. We’ve all been part of an…

Publications edited by Adrian Hon

The Future of Fitness

What are the 100 objects that future historians will use to sum up our century? Smart drugs that change the way we think? A fragment from terrorist bomb detonated in Shanghai? Find out what it means to be human in the years from 2014 to 2100…

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6. Smart Drugs

A place for everyone’s imagination


Welcome to The Burn

Twenty years ago, fitness meant running around the school field in driving rain. It meant workout videos on VHS tapes, lifting weights in barebones gyms, and Weight…


The Public Service Internet

Creating the alternative to Google


When Google extends its grasp on our personal data by acquiring yet another company, there are three responses you can take:

  1. Boycott Google services (Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search, Google Docs, Android, Chrome, etc.) and hope that if enough people follow, they’ll be forced to…

6. Smart Drugs

2019; Unified Korea


Can we change who we are? For millennia, we’ve eagerly bought potions and medicines that promised to make us smarter and wiser, and for…


3. The Guide

2015; Seattle, US


What is the good life? Philosophers, wise men, preachers, televangelists, self-help gurus — all have tried to answer the question of how we…


1. Ankle Surveillance Monitor

2014, San Jose, US


“Six months doesn’t sound so bad. I mean, compared to the guys I’ve met who were in for five years or fifteen years, I…