The History Of The Future

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A very quick lightning talk for webcamp:five in KL about the future of the web, and the history of the future.

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The History Of The Future

  1. 1. Gareth Davies AKA ShaolinTiger webcamp:five – 25/5/2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Me and Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Blog at http://www.shaolintiger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Infosec Blog at http://www.darknet.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Me and Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of http://www.shutterasia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of http://www.security-forums.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1984 1992
  4. 4. <ul><li>2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke – way back in 1968 he wrote about the iPad – he called it the Newspad. </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph 124C 41+ by Hugo Gernsback – way back in 1911 he wrote about video chat. Skype was founded in 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Countless others like the moon landing, automatic doors, VR games, test tube babies, submarines, CCTV etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1980s Virtual Reality
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ Science Fiction Doesn't Predict the Future, It Shapes It “ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wargames - 1983
  8. 8. <ul><li>Touch Interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Hyper connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Overload of Information </li></ul><ul><li>Faster Internet </li></ul><ul><li>VoIP & IPTV </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Data Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Apps </li></ul>1956 - 2002
  9. 9. 2003
  10. 10. 2009
  11. 11. <ul><li>More Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Smarter Smart Homes </li></ul><ul><li>IPV6 – Everything will have an IP address </li></ul><ul><li>Hyper realistic gaming </li></ul><ul><li>More immersive entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>More social networks/collaboration spaces </li></ul><ul><li>More cloud platforms </li></ul><ul><li>New input/control methods ala Minority Report </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Catch me online on Twitter @ShaolinTiger </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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