Steve Wozniak: The Future of Technology

Steve Wozniak
Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2017-05-30 13:55:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) --  WTXL ABC 27 tech reporter Morgan Moore recently got an exclusive, sit down interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The special series continues now with a look at his latest venture, helping let others follow in his footsteps.

Steve Wozniak has had a hand in creating pivotal products that have shaped the field of technology, but now, he’s focusing not on what's he's done, but rather what he and others still can do.

“This is the heart of my life it is to this day, going out and talking to people about new ideas and were working on little things themselves,” said Wozniak.

For Steve Wozniak - a man who helped start a revolution when he co-founded Apple - it’s what could come next that's most exciting.

While speaking to thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs, Wozniak is working to help spark the next big idea.

But he says it’s not something that comes easily - or quickly.

"If you love it that much, what you're doing, and you want to do great things, you're going to have to plan that you're going to be with it a long, long time. And you're not going to be able to move on to the next start up idea you get," said Wozniak.

Wozniak says the key to making your idea come to life, is you have to love it yourself.

"Great products don't come because you're building products that other people want and need. Great products come because you love something that you relate to and it comes out of you deep insides," said Wozniak.

Something he was able to learn back at the start of his career, when he created the Apple II computer.

"What would I want that would be useful in a computer for me for both work, and it would be fun and fancy. Always focus on making sure you care a lot," said Wozniak.

Because even after helping to start what has now become one of the biggest companies in the world, Wozniak says to truly be successful you have to be happy - and really take pride in what you’re doing with your life, even if it means getting back to the basics.

"I was able to say if Apple had never happened, I would have finished my last year of college and gotten a degree. So I went back to college and I got it. But it was something that was in me that I really cared about and wanted to do," said Wozniak.

Wozniak and Steve Jobs created Apple back in 1976.

Wozniak left in 1987, but the company continues to grow. Today Apple is worth $185 billion.