Where Next?            Andy PiperFrom the Virtual and Philosophical      @andypiper         to the Real and Practical
Predicting the future is hard
1987 - Star Trek TNG “PADD”
2010iPad
Hoverboards, flying cars,                           1989 (showing 2015)    self-tying shoelaces
- Remote health care- Real-time speech translation                 - 3D Internet - Nanotechnology applied to      environm...
A brief history from behind the firewall
IBM’s Global InnovationOutlook 2005 identifiedgaming skills as havingvalue in management
Virtual Business Center   May 2007
Virtual Collaboration for        Lotus Sametime
Connecting with real           systems
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tipsfortravellers/3657960168/
Innov8 and CityOne   serious games for learning
Innov8 and CityOne   serious games for learning
Something changed
The Empty Room problem
The year of                    2009-2010Augmented Reality
Virtual Center
We are the Outliers
Meanwhile, on the interwebs...
What we mean by social     and virtual is being               redefined
Our ability to create,connect and learn is            changing
A new culture?Education & Creation
Trends to watch
We’re on a road to…                      Gartner Hype Cycle, July 2011       somewhere?
Trend 1: 3D printing
Trend 2: Social TV/         broadcast
Trend 3: Touch and           Gesture
Trend 4: Big Data,Predictive Analytics, EDA
Trend 5: Identity
Final thoughts
Making the future real
2011: Nike release                     LEGO version by  “Air Mag” shoes    Alex Jones / “Orion Pax”
Hover boards… nearly cracked it!
Thank you   I’m done
Connect http://twitter.com/andypiper    http://andypiper.co.ukhttp://slideshare.net/andypiper
Image credits• Signpost http://www.flickr.com/photos/16002150@N08/2006266695/• Social TV http://www.flickr.com/photos/roorey...
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Closing Keynote presentation given at ReLIVE (Research and Learning in Virtual Environments) 2011, at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

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  1. 1. Where Next? Andy PiperFrom the Virtual and Philosophical @andypiper to the Real and Practical
  2. 2. Predicting the future is hard
  3. 3. 1987 - Star Trek TNG “PADD”
  4. 4. 2010iPad
  5. 5. Hoverboards, flying cars, 1989 (showing 2015) self-tying shoelaces
  6. 6. - Remote health care- Real-time speech translation - 3D Internet - Nanotechnology applied to environmental problems- Mobile phones start to read 2006 our minds
  7. 7. A brief history from behind the firewall
  8. 8. IBM’s Global InnovationOutlook 2005 identifiedgaming skills as havingvalue in management
  9. 9. Virtual Business Center May 2007
  10. 10. Virtual Collaboration for Lotus Sametime
  11. 11. Connecting with real systems
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tipsfortravellers/3657960168/
  13. 13. Innov8 and CityOne serious games for learning
  14. 14. Innov8 and CityOne serious games for learning
  15. 15. Something changed
  16. 16. The Empty Room problem
  17. 17. The year of 2009-2010Augmented Reality
  18. 18. Virtual Center
  19. 19. We are the Outliers
  20. 20. Meanwhile, on the interwebs...
  21. 21. What we mean by social and virtual is being redefined
  22. 22. Our ability to create,connect and learn is changing
  23. 23. A new culture?Education & Creation
  24. 24. Trends to watch
  25. 25. We’re on a road to… Gartner Hype Cycle, July 2011 somewhere?
  26. 26. Trend 1: 3D printing
  27. 27. Trend 2: Social TV/ broadcast
  28. 28. Trend 3: Touch and Gesture
  29. 29. Trend 4: Big Data,Predictive Analytics, EDA
  30. 30. Trend 5: Identity
  31. 31. Final thoughts
  32. 32. Making the future real
  33. 33. 2011: Nike release LEGO version by “Air Mag” shoes Alex Jones / “Orion Pax”
  34. 34. Hover boards… nearly cracked it!
  35. 35. Thank you I’m done
  36. 36. Connect http://twitter.com/andypiper http://andypiper.co.ukhttp://slideshare.net/andypiper
  37. 37. Image credits• Signpost http://www.flickr.com/photos/16002150@N08/2006266695/• Social TV http://www.flickr.com/photos/rooreynolds/3570595297/• LEGO Nike Mag http://www.flickr.com/photos/orion_pax/6158500167/in/photostream/• Get Excited and Make Things http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbeltjones/ 3365682994/• Others author’s own, or royalty-free and CC-licensed works from sxu.hu and Wikimedia Commons

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