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My keynote presentation for the London Futurists Meetup group on 2012-05-26. The theme of the talk was to explain my "Sci-Fi Scaffolding" methodology.

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London Futurists (UK)

  1. 1. London Futurists Michell Zappa mz@envisioningtech.com
  2. 2. GPSGPS GPS
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  4. 4. 3 days of contentuploaded every minute.
  5. 5. 1. TECHNOLOGICAL IMPERATIVES Inherence Efficiency Complexity Inevitability
  6. 6. INHERENCETechnology wants to be part of us.
  7. 7. Anything useful that“ we make is technology. — Kevin Kelly — Founding executive editor, WIRED Magazine
  8. 8. EFFICIENCYTechnology wants to be faster.
  9. 9. COST SPEED
  10. 10. 20122008 CPU × FSB RAM SSD Mbps
  11. 11. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30ElectricityTelephoneRadioTelevisionComputerInternetMobile phoneSmartphone Tablet TIME ADOPTION
  12. 12. COMPLEXITYTechnology creates itself out of itself.
  13. 13. Li-Pol Multi- Kernel EDGE mediaNiMH File- OS Cloud GPRS system sync Li-Ion App Social LTE GSM store network Video Photo TCP IPS Touch-camera camera screen Internet MMS SIM LCD HSDPA Email SMS TFT- Multi-XMPP LCD touch GPS Compass LED Wi-Fi Key- board Trian- A-GPS Blue- USB NFCgulation tooth
  14. 14. system GSM NiMH OS Kernel App GPRS store Multi- Social media network EDGE Li-Ion Cloud HSDPA sync Li-Pol LTECompass Trian- GPS A-GPS IPS TFT- LCD CRT gulation LCD NFC Multi- touch XMPP Blue- tooth Touch- screen MMS USB SMS SIM Email Photo Key- Wi-Fi camera board Video camera TCP
  15. 15. INEVITABILITYIf it’s possible, it’s necessary.
  16. 16. 1. TECHNOLOGICAL IMPERATIVES Inherence Efficiency Complexity Inevitability
  17. 17. GPS GPS
  18. 18. GPSGenetic testing for $299
  19. 19. 2. MAKING SENSE OF INNOVATION
  20. 20. 2012202020302040
  21. 21. AI INTERNET INTERFACES SENSORS UBICOMP ROBOTICS BIOTECH MATERIALS ENERGY SPACE GEOTECH
  22. 22. “SCI-FI SCAFFOLDING”
  23. 23. 3. BETTER GUESSES
  24. 24. Faces & smiles
  25. 25. UbiquityPerson recognitionObject recognitionFocus & cropping
  26. 26. “UBICAM”
  27. 27. Knows where you areKnows who you are withKnows what to focus onKnows what matters to youRecords & publishes automatically.
  28. 28. “UBICAM”
  29. 29. “UBICAM”
  30. 30. “UBICAM”
  31. 31. £499
  32. 32. £499£29
  33. 33. Mesh networkingBetter photovoltaicsAffordable smartphones
  34. 34. “AIRDROPPED REVOLUTIONS”
  35. 35. “AIRDROPPED REVOLUTIONS”
  36. 36. Drone camerasSwarm roboticsComputer vision
  37. 37. “IRREPRESSIBLE PANOPTICON”
  38. 38. “IRREPRESSIBLE PANOPTICON”
  39. 39. “IRREPRESSIBLE PANOPTICON”
  40. 40. “IRREPRESSIBLE PANOPTICON”
  41. 41. 2014 2020 2030 2040Arkyd 100: Arkyd 200: Arkyd 300: Asteroid miningIn-orbit telescopes More scientific instruments Networked swarm of robots H2O extractionwith remote sensing with additional propulsion orbiting an asteroid rky d 200 Arkyd A 300 00 y d1 k Ar
  42. 42. 4. WHAT NEXT?
  43. 43. It takes all the running you“ can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
  44. 44. HIT & MISS
  45. 45. envisioningtech.com/methodology/
  46. 46. Thank you. @envisioningtechmz@envisioningtech.com envisioningtech.com

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