My interest was magic, believe it or not. I became an amateur magician and did something like 400 magic shows through my teen years.
What is innovation if not our ticket to every business interest in the world? It's the ticket to solving the world's problems - the energy problems, the pollution problems, the global warming problems. If it isn't for science and engineering, how will we compete in the new world?
I'm the know-nothing. I'm curious, I try to be entertaining, I try to translate the techno jargon, but in the end I'm the audience's representative.
My little self-analysis is that consumer technology is the closest thing we have to magic. You push a button and something happens at your command. The things that get me fired up the most have always been the things that seem the most magical.
I travel a ridiculous amount, so I've thought a lot about, and spent a lot of time refining, what I carry and how I carry it.