Alan Majer is the founder of Good Robot. He has always been interested in how science, technology, and society intersect to shape our future. Over the last 12 years, he has pursued this interest directly in his career as senior analyst and writer – interviewing hundreds of startup companies to identify cutting edge technologies and businesses. Now he is exploring these frontiers hands-on: transforming care for seniors with the use of sensors and home automation. His current venture uses technology to help elderly people live independently in their homes by making homes safer (with products like Stove Reminder, www.StoveReminder.com, and connecting family and caregivers remotely.