Where to start?
Social media employ web- and mobile-based technologies to
support interactive dialogue and “introduce substantial and
pervasive changes to communication between
organizations, communities, and individuals.”
Doesn’t feel very...
'The application of
scientific knowledge for
The application of scientific
knowledge to support interactive
Language, Letters, Books.
Egypt. Alphabets. Papyrus.
Martin Luther’s ‘95 Theses’ bring about the Reformation
Coffee Houses in London. The King tried to close them.
Open to all. Provocative social networks.
Abbé Jean-Antoine Nollet
200 Monks connected in a circle and a Leyden jar.
C18 Taser. Electricity moves very fast.
Mass change in manufacture and skills.
30+ wires making bubbles, corresponding to a letter,
appear in acid. (Germany)
Used by London Railways.... to catch a murderer.
Now only 2 wires. Binary.
Cost of sending 10 words was $1.55 in 1850, $1
in 1870, 40¢ in 1890.
Wireless Sense Networks
Central Nervous System for the Earth.
embedded in the environment and connected via an array of
systems and end users.
THE HUMAN BR
Smart clothes, The Distributed Phone.
An official area of research.
Efficient & Active
What people say about
Vern & Ray predict an intelligence explosion
superhuman intelligence would represent
a breakdown in the ability of humans to
model the future thereafter.
There will be no distinction, postsingularity, between human and
Prompts the founding of D(ARPA)
The Information Age
Turn on. Boot up.
PC’s are the LSD of the 90s.
Loss of anonymity. Rise of open opinions.
RT Compliments. Klout. Thicker skin. The
Internet knows where you live.
Brands deliver on their promise
Customers to their peers.
Conspicuous Green Consumption
'Vague But Interesting'
What does the
To lower the cost for creating and
1995 - 2003
Craig’s List, Match.com, eBay, Dancing Baby Viral, JenniCan
Life streaming, Mapping, BabelFish translation, Instant
messaging, Friends Reunited, Live Journal, Napster, Wikipedia,
Blair Witch Project, Hot or Not, Trip Advisor, Dodge Ball LBS,
Lazy Web, Last FM, Friendster, Star Wars Kid, MySpace,
Second Life, Delicious, Skype...
The past 10 years have been about discovering new ways to
work together and offer services on the web.
The next 10 years will, I believe, be about applying those
lessons to the real world. It means that the future doesn't
just belong to internet businesses founded on virtual
principles. but to ones that are firmly rooted in the physical
The process of making physical stuff has started to look
more like the process of making digital stuff.
The society we can build together with the remarkable
tools we have.
Bringing together new ideas for how we live on Earth.
The ongoing story.
We’re don’t own it, we’re just
looking after it...
Connectivity (More People).
Speed (Faster Sharing, Reduced Friction)
Access (Knowledge, Information).
We can't escape each other.
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