Web Meets World
     Tim O’Reilly

   O’Reilly Media, Inc.
     www.oreilly.com



  Web 2.0 Expo Berlin
     October 21, ...
Something here about end of Web 2.0

    • web2.Over




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Deep trends behind Web 2.0

    • The internet as platform
    • Harnessing collective intelligence
    • Data as the “Int...
Deep trends behind Web 2.0

    • The internet as platform
    • Harnessing collective intelligence
    • Data as the “Int...
Deep trends behind Web 2.0

    • The internet as platform
    • Harnessing collective intelligence
    • Data as the “Int...
Winners and Losers
    • Winners
       – Cloud computing
       – SAAS applications like Google Apps
       – Open Source...
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6   • Photo by Jeff Kubina: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/47264499/in/set-1030659/
Not an investment bubble - a reality
    bubble!
    • Financial crises
    • Worst income inequality since the Gilded Age...
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9   • Photo by corsiworld: http://flickr.com/photos/ 88506093@N00/2680675316
It’s tough to predict the future




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Scenarios for Oil Drilling:
                   1980–90


   Active Rigs
(Yearly Averages)




                    Forecast...
Scenarios for Oil Drilling:
                   1980–90


   Active Rigs
(Yearly Averages)




                            ...
Scenario Planning

                          Singularity




     Politics                                        Visionar...
Robust Strategies

                         Singularity




     Politics                                   Visionary
    ...
Robust Strategy #1




         Work on stuff that matters!




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To Act or Not to Act – 4
      Choices
                                               No Climate Change           Yes Clim...
To Act or Not to Act – 4
      Choices
                                               No Climate Change           Yes Clim...
Pascal’s Wager




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How can I make any difference?




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quot;A victory small enough to be
     organized is too small to be
     decisive.quot;

                          --Eliot...
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Tracking Illegal Deforestation in Brazil
     with Google Earth




      Source: New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2...
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Great challenge = Great opportunity




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The Berlin Airlift
     • 2.3 Million tons from
       277,569 total flights
     • One flight landing every 2
       1/2 ...
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Compliments on extremadura etc




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Robust Strategy #2




     Create more value than you capture




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“Visionary companies ... are not afraid to
     make bold commitments to ‘Big Hairy
     Audacious Goals’”

        --Jim ...
IBM’s original forecast for the PC




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IBM’s original forecast for the PC




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“A PC on every desk and in every home”




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“The PC is just a toy.”




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In 1998, search had largely been written
     off as a business opportunity...




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“Organize all the world’s information”




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Do you think we’re done yet?




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  1. 1. Web Meets World Tim O’Reilly O’Reilly Media, Inc. www.oreilly.com Web 2.0 Expo Berlin October 21, 2008
  2. 2. Something here about end of Web 2.0 • web2.Over 2
  3. 3. Deep trends behind Web 2.0 • The internet as platform • Harnessing collective intelligence • Data as the “Intel Inside” • Software above the level of a single device • Software as a service 3
  4. 4. Deep trends behind Web 2.0 • The internet as platform • Harnessing collective intelligence • Data as the “Intel Inside” • Software above the level of a single device • Software as a service These are not short-term trends! 3
  5. 5. Deep trends behind Web 2.0 • The internet as platform • Harnessing collective intelligence • Data as the “Intel Inside” • Software above the level of a single device • Software as a service These are not short-term trends! Do you think we’re done yet? 3
  6. 6. Winners and Losers • Winners – Cloud computing – SAAS applications like Google Apps – Open Source software – Companies delivering valuable services to business or consumers – Breakthroughs in collective intelligence – Entrepreneurs who believe so much in what they are doing that they stick to it • Losers – Me-too startups fueled by easy money – Venture capitalists who invested in them 4
  7. 7. 5
  8. 8. 6 • Photo by Jeff Kubina: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/47264499/in/set-1030659/
  9. 9. Not an investment bubble - a reality bubble! • Financial crises • Worst income inequality since the Gilded Age • Oil price shock • Global warming • Decline in science literacy & education • Water scarcity • Exotic diseases • Aging populations and soaring health costs • Decline in US and European economic competitiveness and innovation 7 • Dysfunctional political system
  10. 10. 8
  11. 11. 9 • Photo by corsiworld: http://flickr.com/photos/ 88506093@N00/2680675316
  12. 12. It’s tough to predict the future 10
  13. 13. 11
  14. 14. 12
  15. 15. Scenarios for Oil Drilling: 1980–90 Active Rigs (Yearly Averages) Forecasts by Major Oilfield Equipment Group
  16. 16. Scenarios for Oil Drilling: 1980–90 Active Rigs (Yearly Averages) Actual Forecasts by Major Oilfield Equipment Group
  17. 17. Scenario Planning Singularity Politics Visionary As Usual leadership Global Economic & Environmental Collapse 15
  18. 18. Robust Strategies Singularity Politics Visionary As Usual leadership Global Economic & Environmental Collapse 16
  19. 19. Robust Strategy #1 Work on stuff that matters! 17
  20. 20. 18
  21. 21. To Act or Not to Act – 4 Choices No Climate Change Yes Climate Change Invest Money Invest Money Invent new technology Save 1B Lives We Act Reduce reliance on oil Invent new technology Reduce reliance on oil Life goes on Billions die We Do NOT Act Large wars Horrible famine and drought End of world as we know it Total economic collapse Concept from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDsIFspVzfI February 2008 Kevin Surace 41
  22. 22. To Act or Not to Act – 4 Choices No Climate Change Yes Climate Change Invest Money Invest Money Invent new technology Save 1B Lives We Act Reduce reliance on oil Invent new technology Reduce reliance on oil Life goes on Billions die We Do NOT Act Large wars Horrible famine and drought End of world as we know it Total economic collapse Concept from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDsIFspVzfI February 2008 Kevin Surace 41
  23. 23. Pascal’s Wager 20
  24. 24. 21
  25. 25. How can I make any difference? 22
  26. 26. quot;A victory small enough to be organized is too small to be decisive.quot; --Eliot Janeway, Struggle for Survival 23
  27. 27. 24
  28. 28. 25
  29. 29. Tracking Illegal Deforestation in Brazil with Google Earth Source: New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/19/world/americas/19brazil.html 26
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  35. 35. 32
  36. 36. Great challenge = Great opportunity 33
  37. 37. The Berlin Airlift • 2.3 Million tons from 277,569 total flights • One flight landing every 2 1/2 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 15 months • At peak, one landing per minute • Planes unloaded by local residents - volunteers -10 tons in 10 minutes! • Development of modern methods of air traffic control • Companies such as Boeing, Lockheed • Ultimately, the basis for air freight companies like FedEx 34
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  41. 41. Compliments on extremadura etc 38
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  52. 52. 49
  53. 53. 50
  54. 54. Robust Strategy #2 Create more value than you capture 51
  55. 55. “Visionary companies ... are not afraid to make bold commitments to ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goals’” --Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, Built to Last 52
  56. 56. IBM’s original forecast for the PC 53
  57. 57. IBM’s original forecast for the PC 53
  58. 58. 54
  59. 59. “A PC on every desk and in every home” 55
  60. 60. “The PC is just a toy.” 56
  61. 61. In 1998, search had largely been written off as a business opportunity... 57
  62. 62. “Organize all the world’s information” 58
  63. 63. Do you think we’re done yet? 59
  64. 64. 60
  65. 65. 61
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