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Keynote presentation to the Design and Technology teacher Association of Victoria Conference May 22nd 2009 - Future Design Perspectives

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  • The ten intrepid volunteers who signed up for George Church's personal genome project (PGP), will soon have a lot of company. According to a report from Northwestern University, 13,000 people are in the process of enrolling in the project, which involves having the coding region of your genome sequenced, and then sharing it, along with medical records and other information, in an open-access database for analysis by geneticists and others around the world.
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  • Future Design Perspectives 22nd May 2009 Emergent Futures, Level 27, 101 Collins St, Melbourne, Vic 3000, Ph 039 018 7917, Fax 039 012 3580, www.emergentfutures.com
  • http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=1347575
  • I Come As a Novice http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1031696
  • Leonora Carington's sculpture exhibition at Reforma Avenue. Mexico.
  • 3
  • Purpose
  • “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather the wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1948
  • “Let me be really clear. My job is not to tell you what to do. I don't know what to do. You do”: Seth Godin
  • what futurists are not
  • Best Long Range Forecastin g Study
  • http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=profile&l=weirdvis
  • 2
  • “Futurists Help People Think About the Future”
  • Biotechnology
  • http://www.sxc.hu/profile/flaivoloka http://www.sxc.hu/profile/flaivoloka
  • 20,000 30,000??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caenorhabditis_elegans
  • Personal Genome Project Volunteers from the general public working together with researchers to advance personal genomics. PGP-10
  • You used to do What?? ? http://www.sxc.hu/profile/t-florie
  • In the future we will design specific treatments and diets for Individuals
  • The Singularity
  • Wikipedia
  • RAM 2,200,000 2,000,000 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 MB 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 -200,000 1996 2000 2005 2015 Years Data Source: Maximising Your PC - Dream Machine, Emergent Futures Graphic
  • Robots are Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory/Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MCT) narrowing the gap with humans
  • Is the terminator coming?
  • Mobile Devices
  • Taking Over http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless200905.htm
  • The Main Thing 400 Million http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/10/weekinreview/10giridharadas.html?ref=weekinreview
  • User Friendly http://joelaz.com/
  • Responsive Want To Avoid Swine Flu? There’s An App For That Too. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/30/want-to-avoid-swine-flu-theres-an-app-for-that-too/
  • Uniquely Flexible and Adaptable http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22541/?nlid=1971&a=f http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_tricorder_arrives/ JotNot Turns Your iPhone’s Camera Into A Document Scanner
  • The Interwebby Thingamajig
  • 6724 19 October th 2027
  • A Hot Bed of Innovation http://www.sxc.hu/profile/ElaiEva
  • Which The Internet Way? http://www.sxc.hu/profile/cobrasoft
  • The Ventur e Capital Funnel http://www.sxc.hu/profile/lusi
  • http://www.sxc.hu/profile/hisks
  • The Internet Loves Failure! That Means More Success!
  • System wide design
  • Bright Automotive's 100 MPG Plug-In Hybrid Truck: It's Good Enough for the Post Office http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/bright-auto
  • Batteries Not Included
  • World Games Stadium Designer: Toyo Ito & Associates Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan http://www.spaceinvading.com/entry/project_id/Wor
  • commoditisation of information
  • http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_dem
  • Intense design competition
  • http://inkd.com/
  • A Final Thought
  • http://thedw.us/post/108300245/this-is-also-the-t-shirt-of-the-day-of-the-day
  • Image Note Most of the images used in this presentation are from free image sharing sites. Where applicable we have included the web address of the profile of the creator. If you like some of the images then please visit their sites and help them promote their work.