Cameron Kruse is a former National Geographic young explorer who now works within Booz Allen’s innovation and immersive ecosystem focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented/virtual reality. It was during a trip to the Indian Himalayas—where the world’s highest roads are destroyed by tumultuous weather and rebuilt each year—that Cameron started thinking about what connects us as people. Just like a road, technology can link people from all walks of life, but it’s useless if we simply observe without participating.
How is your work pushing boundaries?
I’m redefining the relationship between the digital and physical worlds.
How do you feel personally connected to your work?
I really enjoy exploring the world around me and discovering ways to connect us all. The work I do at Booz Allen is a platform that allows me to explore as a future-focused technologist.
Why are you building the future?
The people I really want to reach are those who are consumed and overwhelmed by the distraction of digital technology. I want to help shape the digital paradigm for this community and the next generation, so they can use technology to find meaning in the physical world surrounding them. I want to show people you don’t have to be distracted to be entertained.
I’m changing the world by…
Using technology to inspire others to look more closely at the world around them and explore their environment in new and different ways.