Using the present to       create the future    How can we move South Africa    from consumer to producer of          web ...
     
     
2011    Not what                                            … but how do    it will be ...                                ...
Lets go back...                    th                   20    Century                            
In this               People    ancient    Computers                           went to    world of    were big!           ...
Change is afoot...        The things we do        over http:// have          changed and          will continue           ...
     
a web of data that    enables machines    to understand the         meaning of    information on the     World Wide Web   ...
What exactly is todays WWW    anyway?        Human      Web browser      Client device          http        TCP/IP      We...
What exactly is todays WWW    anyway?       A program                              Here be        running             oppo...
Licenses that                                      foster sharing                                      and reusability    ...
Content specific    social networks                       MySpace             Social                                 Conte...
Social networking and         The social academic    semantic web             e.g.                for researchers         ...
The links            Context      mean              Semantic                         something                            ...
Linkeddata           Using the Web to                connect related                      data                            ...
     
Augmented                                  reality                            Semantic                      Social        ...
Augmented reality         A live direct or indirect view         of a physical real-world         environment whose       ...
     
     
     
The Internet of                   TCP/IP                  Version 6          Things                                  Augme...
Augmented                                    People                                   Things                              ...
Augmented                                    People                                   Things                              ...
Augmented                                    People                                   Things                              ...
Key challenges                                      HTTP_GET    The Web is a knowledge economy    The key elements that bu...
Attitude                Key challenges     Belief    Education         
Risk aversion                                                 Dont                                                  fail  ...
Belief in    ourselves                    Key challenges                 
Scale                At least                             Key challenges                two orders                of magni...
         Every        permission        is a barrier                       Permission culture     Key challenges
When core                         things are free                         and open, there                         are no b...
When core                      I just had to take the                         things are free                hypertext ide...
When core                      I just had to take the                         things are free                hypertext ide...
When core                      I just had to take the                         things are free                hypertext ide...
Started in                                                                 Without    a university                        ...
Venture capital & angel     investment                              Key challenges                   
Get out of the maths and science hole    ●   Stop thinking if you dont have maths you        cant do anything useful      ...
Wasting our youth                        Key challenges                     
680 000    wrote matric    in 2010                                                  77 000                                ...
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 S...
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Using the present to create the future: How can we move South Africa from consumer to producer of web technologies. My keynote talk at the ZAWWW2011 conference, Sept 15th, 2011 in Johannesburg.

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  1. 1. Using the present to create the future How can we move South Africa from consumer to producer of web technologies Dr Derek W. Keats dKeats Innovation http://www.dkeats.com derek@dkeats.com +27 82 787 0169   
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  4. 4. 2011 Not what … but how do it will be ... we play a part Pa e in its creation st ur Fut PRESENT Keynotes in South Africa  My assigned task  
  5. 5. Lets go back... th  20 Century  
  6. 6. In this People ancient Computers went to world of were big! computers the 20th Century The web linked media that were representations of traditional content ... Servers Browsing provided the Search content web    But now.....
  7. 7. Change is afoot... The things we do over http:// have changed and will continue changing We need to decide Do we help create change, and benefit accordingly, or do we just fall in line with what happens as we do now, mostly  …  with the Web
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  9. 9. a web of data that enables machines to understand the meaning of information on the World Wide Web   
  10. 10. What exactly is todays WWW anyway? Human Web browser Client device http TCP/IP Web Server  Its just data  
  11. 11. What exactly is todays WWW anyway? A program Here be running opportunities somewhere http Human TCP/IP Web browser Web Server Client device  Its just data  
  12. 12. Licenses that foster sharing and reusability Free Software (Open Source) Platforms that are free but owned Platforms for sharing and remixing content Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  13. 13. Content specific social networks MySpace Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  14. 14. Social networking and The social academic semantic web e.g. for researchers Crowdsourced curation of research papers   
  15. 15. The links Context mean Semantic something Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  16. 16. Linkeddata Using the Web to connect related data Extends http and URIs Data can be read automatically by computers Data fm different sources can be You dont connected & have to be human queried to access and use it   
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  18. 18. Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  19. 19. Augmented reality A live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery ... … in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements ... … information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally usable.   
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  23. 23. The Internet of TCP/IP Version 6 Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  24. 24. Augmented People Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  25. 25. Augmented People Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  26. 26. Augmented People Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  27. 27. Key challenges HTTP_GET The Web is a knowledge economy The key elements that build on it are dug out of the human mind, not out of    the ground
  28. 28. Attitude Key challenges Belief Education   
  29. 29. Risk aversion Dont fail Fail fast, fail often, fail cheaply He left out a comma on the user interface   
  30. 30. Belief in ourselves Key challenges   
  31. 31. Scale At least Key challenges two orders of magni- tude   
  32. 32.   Every permission is a barrier Permission culture  Key challenges
  33. 33. When core things are free and open, there are no barriers to innovation. When Bob Khan and I created TCP/IP and a bunch of us built a platform for internetworking, we did not patent the technologies used. We set TCP/IP free. Had we not done so, it is doubtful if the Internet as we know it today would have come into being.Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn being awarded thePresidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush,image from Wikipedia     TCP/IP
  34. 34. When core I just had to take the things are free hypertext idea and connect and open, there it to the Transmission are no barriers Control Protocol and to innovation. domain name system ideas and — ta-da! — the World When Bob Khan and I Wide Web created TCP/IP and a bunch of us built a platform for internetworking, we did not patent the technologies used. We set TCP/IP free. Had we not done so, it is doubtful if the Internet as we know it today would have come into being.Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn being awarded the PresidentialMedal of Freedom by President Bush, image from Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the first webserver fromWikipedia Wikipedia     TCP/IP http & HTML
  35. 35. When core I just had to take the things are free hypertext idea and connect and open, there it to the Transmission are no barriers Control Protocol and to innovation. domain name system ideas and — ta-da! — the World When Bob Khan and I Wide Web created TCP/IP and a bunch of us built a platform for internetworking, we did not patent the technologies used. We set TCP/IP free. Had we not done so, it is doubtful if the Internet as we know it today would have come into being.Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn being awarded the PresidentialMedal of Freedom by President Bush, image from Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the first webserver fromWikipedia Wikipedia     TCP/IP http & HTML
  36. 36. When core I just had to take the things are free hypertext idea and connect and open, there it to the Transmission are no barriers Control Protocol and to innovation. domain name system ideas and — ta-da! — the World When Bob Khan and I Wide Web created TCP/IP and a bunch of us built a platform for internetworking, we did not patent the technologies used. We set TCP/IP free. Had we not done so, it is doubtful if the Internet as we know it Layers of innovation built on Freedom today would have come into being.Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn being awarded the PresidentialMedal of Freedom by President Bush, image from Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the first webserver fromWikipedia Wikipedia     TCP/IP http & HTML
  37. 37. Started in Without a university FOSS environment Key challenges they would Mark Zuckerberg not have largely done it informal Jerry Yang & David Filo Larry Page and Sergey Brin   
  38. 38. Venture capital & angel investment Key challenges   
  39. 39. Get out of the maths and science hole ● Stop thinking if you dont have maths you cant do anything useful Key challenges   
  40. 40. Wasting our youth Key challenges   
  41. 41. 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   
  42. 42. Universitiesin South Africa     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tengeru_market.jpg
  43. 43. Innovation A new type of institution   
  44. 44. Thank you This presentation was made entirely using Free Software Derek Keats, PhD derek@dkeats.com http://www.dkeats.com  http://facebook.com/dkeats  

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