Vivek Ranadivé vividly remembers the first moon landing in 1969. It inspired him to pursue a technology career that today has made him founder and chairman of Tibco Software Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based infrastructure software company.
Today, he told a panel discussion at the World Congress on Information Technology here, one smartphone has more computing power than the entire U.S. space program had when it put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon.
What can be done with that power? As moderator of the panel discussion titled The Digital Era and the Impact on Our Society, television host Larry King put that question to panelists when he asked them “where is this going?”