Kinect guru, Oculus CEO to discuss future of computing in White House webcast

Google Hangout series We the Geeks, held by White House office of science and technology personnel Tom Kalil and Cristin Dorgelo, will hold a web conference today to discuss the future of computing, the organizers announced in a post on the White House website.

The Hangout, We the Geeks: Future of Computing, will be held today Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. ET. Dorgelo and Kalil will be joined by Advanced Micro Devices CTO Mark Papermaster, Microsoft Kinect's Alex Kipman, Alicia Gibb of the Open Source Hardware Association and Oculus founder and CEO Palmer Luckey to discuss the evolution of computing technology as a companion conversation to the ongoing 2014 CES.

The group will delve into what advancements in computer we can expect in the next few years, the technological breakthroughs necessary to achieve them and the impact of growing social media and data processing.

"As our computing devices become more completely ingrained in our everyday lives and as we continue to reap new benefits from breakthrough developments such as cloud computing, we must continue to explore the sky-high potential of computing to solve tough problems and revolutionize the way we live, learn, work, and play," reads the event page.

Participants can ask questions to be answered during the presentation by using the #WeTheGeeks hashtag on Twitter and on Google Plus.

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