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Emerging & Future Trends in ICT: How can South Africa play a stronger role in creating them - delivered as opening Keynote at the SAFIPA conference in Pretoria, Oct 19, 2011.

Emerging & Future Trends in ICT: How can South Africa play a stronger role in creating them - delivered as opening Keynote at the SAFIPA conference in Pretoria, Oct 19, 2011.

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    • Emerging & Future Trends in ICT How can South Africa play a stronger role in creating them? Dr Derek W. Keats dKeats Innovation http://www.dkeats.com derek@dkeats.com +27 82 787 0169   
    • Not an academic paper Opinion piece Not an an academic Opinion piece paper   
    • ICT is in everything A few general and underpinning trends   
    • Trend 1 More ubiquitous and affordable bandwidth The veins and arteries for the life blood of the knowledge economy Broadband innovation Broadband services Last mile Broadband challenge penetration Broadband availability   
    • Trend 1 More ubiquitous and affordable bandwidth    http://www.africabandwidthmaps.com/
    • Trend 1 More ubiquitous and affordable bandwidth In 2011 Africas International Bandwidth reached 500 Gbps Mark July 2010 – Terrestrial fibre July 2011, reaching Changes to 45,498-km urban the regulatory of new neighbourhoods environment terrestrial in SA in SA fibre in Africa Mobile More diverse broadband assemblage of prices dropping providers rapidly   
    • Trend 1 More ubiquitous and affordable bandwidth Where are we in South Africa? Broadband innovation Broadband services Last mile Broadband challenge penetration Broadband availability   
    • Trend 2    Ubiquitous computing
    • Trend 3 Social everything MySpace   
    • Trend 4 Greater freedom & openness platforms Platforms for sharing and remixing Free Software content (Open Source) Interconnected world of APIs Licenses that foster sharing and re-usability More open standards   
    • Trend 4 Greater freedom & openness platformshttp://arduino.cc   
    • Trend 4 Greater freedom & openness platformshttp://arduino.cc   
    • Trend 4 Greater freedom & openness platformshttp://arduino.cc   
    • Trend 4b Less freedom & openness Subtle erosion of rights, More emphasis on erosion that intellectual property accumulates Bigger patent minefields Extensions to copyright Dangerous goods packaged to look    fabulous
    • Trend 5 Its a data-driven world we live in   
    • Trend 5 Its a data-driven world we live in Using the Web to connect related data Extends http and URIs Data can beLinked data read automatically by computers Data fm different sources can be You dont connected & have to be human queried to access and     use it
    • Trend 5 Its a data-driven world we live in “Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod- cloud.net/”dataLinked    
    • Trend 5 Its a data-driven world we live in “Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch. http://lod-cloud.net/”Linked OPEN data    
    • Trend 5 Its a data-driven world we live in   
    • Trend 5 Its a data-driven world we live in   
    • Trend 5 Its a data-driven world we live in   
    • Trend 6 Location and context   
    • Trend 6 Location and context   
    • Location and context   Trend 6  
    • Trend 7 Separation of computing from location Devices can appear smarter than they are VirtualizationCloud computing Utility computing APIs paradigm Software & hardware as services   
    • Trend 8 Ambient intelligence environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people Role of linked data   
    • Trend 8 Ambient intelligence environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people Smart Smart robots transportation Smart cities  Smart homes   Smart energy
    • Trend 8 Ambient intelligence Augmented reality   
    • Scary trends   
    • Facial recognition Scary trends   
    • Public data mining Scary trends … for personal information   
    • Further away trends Quantum Ambient computing electricity Human language processing Nano Augmented computing human   
    • How can South Africa play a stronger role in creating them? Nationally Provincially Cities Start taking the knowledge economy  seriously  
    • How can South Africa play a stronger role in creating them? At least two orders of magni- tude Scale   
    • Wasting our youth Key challenges   
    • Get out of the maths and science hole – Stop thinking if you dont have maths you cant do anything useful Key challenges   
    • 680 000 wrote matric in 2010 77 000 will be unemployed after graduation 130 000 found 230 000 places at qualify for university university 100 000 did not find places at university   
    • Universitiesin South Africa     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tengeru_market.jpg
    • Innovation A new type of institution   
    • Thank you This presentation was made entirely using Free Software Derek Keats, PhD derek@dkeats.com http://www.dkeats.com  http://facebook.com/dkeats