Stanford Ee380

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Stanford Ee380

  1. Watching the Alpha Geeks Tim O’Reilly O’Reilly Media, Inc. www.oreilly.com Stanford EE380 November 19, 2008
  2. We’re best known as a book publisher 2
  3. What We Really Do At O'Reilly Change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators 3
  4. How we do it • Find interesting technologies and people innovating from the edge • Amplify their effectiveness by spreading the information needed for others to follow them. • Books 4
  5. How we do it • Find interesting technologies and people innovating from the edge • Amplify their effectiveness by spreading the information needed for others to follow them. • Books, Conferences 5
  6. How we do it • Find interesting technologies and people innovating from the edge • Amplify their effectiveness by spreading the information needed for others to follow them. • Books, Conferences, Online 6
  7. Some Examples • First books on Linux and Perl - 1991 • First book on the internet, covered WWW when there were only 200 web sites - 1992 • Launched first commercial web site, 1993 • First advocacy about web services - 1997 • Organized meeting where term “open source” was adopted - 1998 • Coined term Web 2.0 to describe rules for new internet platform - 2004 • Make: celebrates the new DIY - 2006 7
  8. Watch the Alpha Geeks • New technologies first exploited by hackers, then entrepreneurs, then platform players • Three examples – Wireless community networks predict universal Wi-Fi – Screen scraping predicts web services and the internet as platform – “The pedal powered internet” predicts new focus on energy Rob Flickenger and his potato chip can antenna 8
  9. quot;The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet.quot; --William Gibson 9
  10. Closer to home... 10
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  12. “A PC on every desk and in every home” 12
  13. “The PC is just a toy.” 13
  14. In 1998, search had largely been written off as a business opportunity... 14
  15. “Organize all the world’s information” 15
  16. Hackers Like Big Challenges 16
  17. Ten Things That Will Rock Your World Tim O’Reilly O’Reilly Media, Inc. www.oreilly.com
  18. 1. “Harnessing Collective Intelligence” 18
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  23. Web 2.0 is about finding meaning in user-generated data, and turning that meaning into real-time user-facing services 23
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  31. OpenCV: Computer Vision 31
  32. 2. Technology for Social Action 32
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  34. How can I make any difference? 34
  35. quot;A victory small enough to be organized is too small to be decisive.quot; --Eliot Janeway, Struggle for Survival 35
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  39. Tracking Illegal Deforestation in Brazil with Google Earth Source: New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/19/world/americas/19brazil.html 39
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  42. 3. The End of the Relational Database Paradigm 42
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  51. 4. Energy and Global Warming 51
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  53. “We’re F**ked!” 53
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  58. 5. Government (and Business) Transparency 58
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  64. 6. Re-mix Culture Goes Mainstream 64
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  67. 7. Hacking Gets Physical 67
  68. The Sensor Revolution 68
  69. VCR Cat Feeder 69
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  71. 8. Open Source Hardware and the future of manufacturing 71
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  78. 9. Instrumenting the World We are moving out of the world in which people typing on keyboards will drive collective intelligence applications. Increasingly, applications are driven by new kinds of sensors. 78
  79. Natalie Jeremijenko’s Feral Robot Dogs 79
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  82. 3D beijing 82
  83. What’s Next? 83
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  86. 11. Body and Mind Hacking 86
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  95. 12. Synthetic Biology 95
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  98. For More Information • What is Web 2.0? http://www.oreillynet.com/go/web2 • http://tim.oreilly.com • http://radar.oreilly.com • http://www.makezine.com • http://www.oreilly.com 98

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