Superpowers
and Sci-Fi
How mobile devices
can change the world


Twitter: @davenoble
Email:   dnoble@dnoble.org
Save lives

Topple governments

Get free beer
Mobile developers

Entrepreneurs

Early adopters

Power users
Dave Noble
mobile search backend


Evryx Technologies
evryx.com
LinkMe Mobile
discoverlmm.com
Dave Noble

James T. Kirk

Bruce Wayne
Smartphone
Basic
phone, clock, sms, camera, mms
Productivity
calendar, todo, notes
Geo
maps, current location, directions
...
Communicator                Mobile Phone
voice, location, coverage   voice, location, wearable

Tricorder                 ...
Save lives

Topple governments

Get free beer
Disaster Response,
Humanitarian Aid
People
 Finding
 Coordinating
Information
 Collecting
 Distributing
 Analyzing
 Carryi...
Citizen Journalism
“Sousveillance”
Microblogs
Photos
Video
Streaming
Citizen Journalism
Politics
Activism
Grassroots
Coordination
Engagement
Free Beer
Attention economy
Mutual benefit
Plethora of apps
Superpowers
Telepathy
Walking encyclopedia
Sense of direction
Perfect pitch
Long tail
Long Tail
Hype
Managing Complexity
Execution
 Organization
 Aggregation
Discovery
 Search
 Bundling
 Contextual
Familiar Path
“Log in to our web page”

“There's an app for that”
What superpowers
do you want?



Twitter: @davenoble
Email:   dnoble@dnoble.org
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  • Almost two years later, a much more complete report card of how close we are to Star Trek technology: http://sortable.com/blog/star-trek-is-just-around-the-corner/
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  • www.gateofintrigue.com/mobile The bomb baby.
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  • How you can use mobile devices (ie smart-phones) to save lives, topple governments, and get free beer.

    Presented at BarCamp San Diego 6 on January 16, 2010.

    This may not make as much sense without the talk track. I’m considering updating this with an annotated version, or possibly an extended blog post.
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Mobile Devices: Superpowers and Science Fiction

  1. 1. Superpowers and Sci-Fi How mobile devices can change the world Twitter: @davenoble Email: dnoble@dnoble.org
  2. 2. Save lives Topple governments Get free beer
  3. 3. Mobile developers Entrepreneurs Early adopters Power users
  4. 4. Dave Noble mobile search backend Evryx Technologies evryx.com LinkMe Mobile discoverlmm.com
  5. 5. Dave Noble James T. Kirk Bruce Wayne
  6. 6. Smartphone Basic phone, clock, sms, camera, mms Productivity calendar, todo, notes Geo maps, current location, directions Internet email, web, twitter, facebook Apps
  7. 7. Communicator Mobile Phone voice, location, coverage voice, location, wearable Tricorder SmartPhone + add-ons chemical, medical chemical, medical, imagery, sound Replicator Mobile Apps instantaneous, anything discover, deliver, portable Transporter Mobile Apps physical transportation, virtual or delayed, instantaneous, dangerous safe Holodeck Mobile Apps immersive requires some imagination Phaser Mobile Apps effective requires some imagination
  8. 8. Save lives Topple governments Get free beer
  9. 9. Disaster Response, Humanitarian Aid People Finding Coordinating Information Collecting Distributing Analyzing Carrying
  10. 10. Citizen Journalism “Sousveillance” Microblogs Photos Video Streaming
  11. 11. Citizen Journalism
  12. 12. Politics Activism Grassroots Coordination Engagement
  13. 13. Free Beer Attention economy Mutual benefit Plethora of apps
  14. 14. Superpowers Telepathy Walking encyclopedia Sense of direction Perfect pitch Long tail
  15. 15. Long Tail
  16. 16. Hype
  17. 17. Managing Complexity Execution Organization Aggregation Discovery Search Bundling Contextual
  18. 18. Familiar Path “Log in to our web page” “There's an app for that”
  19. 19. What superpowers do you want? Twitter: @davenoble Email: dnoble@dnoble.org

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