President Barack Obama. Bill Gates. The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman. Louis C.K. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Woody Harrelson. Stephen Colbert. Chris Hadfield. Jay Iorio.
What do all these people have in common? They’ve all led memorable “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) sessions on “the front page of the Internet,” reddit.com.
With his roles as technology strategist for IEEE-SA, architect and manager of the IEEE Island in Second Life, and musician, Jay Iorio proved to be the perfect candidate for a reddit AMA.
What is an AMA? It’s a truly open forum –reddit subscribers (a.k.a., redditors) can ask whatever question comes to mind—hence “ask me anything.”
So, on Feb. 26, 2013, Jay logged onto reddit and led IEEE-SA’s first-ever AMA—and a successful one to boot. For Jay, the questions didn’t disappoint:
And there’s more where that came from. Along with several thought-provoking and interesting questions, the conversations that ensued were even better.
Jay’s performance as an AMA participant was flawless—and maybe the start of a growing trend among IEEE-SA staffers and members. The “why” behind it all? The world wants to know more about the advancement of technology for humanity and what’s in store for the future of our society. Ideally, reddit is the online public forum to communicate these initiatives and connect with a inquisitive populace.
To read more about his conversations with redditors, check out Jay’s AMA.
Jay is a technology strategist for the IEEE Standards Association, specializing in the emerging technologies of virtual worlds and 3D interfaces. In addition to being a machinimatographer, Iorio manages IEEE Island in Second Life and has done extensive building and environment creation in Second Life and OpenSimulator.