TECH CRUNCH – After the conclusion of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup,, I got a chance to talk to John Boyega, of Star Wars and Attack the Block fame — and erstwhile competition judge. We chatted about his relationship with technology, what he’d like to see people create, and yes, Pokemon Go.
First of all, you ever make anything like what these kids made?
Absolutely not! I have friends that are into software, into programming. I watch them do it, and then I…. try the product. (Laughs)
I mean, I’m outside it, but I see that these guys have to go through serious things that challenge their minds and brains, to create something to works, that changes things. And the market is tricky, but these kids are really thinking. They’re on a good level.
Did you grow up with a lot of technology?
I grew up around a lot of technology, I just couldn’t afford it! I bought my own first game console when I was 17. So, you know, technology was around me, but we kept it classic for a bit.