O’Reilly Radar Methodology “The
future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” - William Gibson We “watch the alpha geeks” and think about the futures they are living in We then look for trend data that tells us that a particular future is becoming mainstream I’m going to tell you some seemingly unconnected technology stories from the front lines of innovation. Then we’re going to connect the dots.
“Ask yourself for a moment,
what is the operating system of a Google or Bing search? What is the operating system of a mobile phone call? What is the operating system of maps and directions on your phone? What is the operating system of a tweet?”
The smart phone plus local
search. Today pizza, tomorrow Pazzia, 337 3rd Street California Pizza Kitchen, 53 3rd Street Blondie’s Pizza. 63 Powell Street
An application running on a
mobile device whose user interface is driven by sensors: - Touch screen - Motion and proximity sensors - Microphone - GPS or cell tower triangulation