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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.

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. 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. 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. Lets go back... th  20 Century  
  • 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. 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. a web of data that enables machines to understand the meaning of information on the World Wide Web   
  • 10. What exactly is todays WWW anyway? Human Web browser Client device http TCP/IP Web Server  Its just data  
  • 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. 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. Content specific social networks MySpace Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  • 14. Social networking and The social academic semantic web e.g. for researchers Crowdsourced curation of research papers   
  • 15. The links Context mean Semantic something Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  • 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. Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  • 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. The Internet of TCP/IP Version 6 Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  • 24. Augmented People Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  • 25. Augmented People Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  • 26. Augmented People Things Augmented reality Semantic Social Content  Early Recent   Todays Tomorrows web web web web
  • 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. Attitude Key challenges Belief Education   
  • 29. Risk aversion Dont fail Fail fast, fail often, fail cheaply He left out a comma on the user interface   
  • 30. Belief in ourselves Key challenges   
  • 31. Scale At least Key challenges two orders of magni- tude   
  • 32.   Every permission is a barrier Permission culture  Key challenges
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Venture capital & angel investment Key challenges   
  • 39. Get out of the maths and science hole ● Stop thinking if you dont have maths you cant do anything useful Key challenges   
  • 40. Wasting our youth Key challenges   
  • 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. Universitiesin South Africa     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tengeru_market.jpg
  • 43. Innovation A new type of institution   
  • 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