“Andy Rubin, the creator of Android — arguably the widest distributed operating system in the world — left Google a few years back to start a hardware incubator with a $300 million fund called Playground.
Since then, he’s been pretty busy trying to envision the future of hardware. And that doesn’t just include robotics. At the Bloomberg technology conference he showed off two pieces of hardware: a transponder for drones and a backpack that basically provides haptic feedback alongside music. Both of them represent some kind of new, novel way that the real world can interact with the internet and data — and that’s where Rubin thinks the next big bets in technology should happen.”