DATTA Conference Presentation May 22nd 2009

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Keynote presentation to the Design and Technology teacher Association of Victoria Conference May 22nd 2009 - Future Design Perspectives

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  • The ten intrepid volunteers who signed up for George Church's personal genome project (PGP), will soon have a lot of company. According to a report from Northwestern University, 13,000 people are in the process of enrolling in the project, which involves having the coding region of your genome sequenced, and then sharing it, along with medical records and other information, in an open-access database for analysis by geneticists and others around the world.
  • With 400 million users, the cellphone has been crucial in binding India together.
  • DATTA Conference Presentation May 22nd 2009

    1. 1. Future Design Perspectives 22nd May 2009 Emergent Futures, Level 27, 101 Collins St, Melbourne, Vic 3000, Ph 039 018 7917, Fax 039 012 3580, www.emergentfutures.com
    2. 2. http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=1347575
    3. 3. I Come As a Novice http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1031696
    4. 4. Leonora Carington's sculpture exhibition at Reforma Avenue. Mexico.
    5. 5. 3
    6. 6. Purpose
    7. 7. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather the wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1948
    8. 8. “Let me be really clear. My job is not to tell you what to do. I don't know what to do. You do”: Seth Godin
    9. 9. what futurists are not
    10. 10. Best Long Range Forecastin g Study
    11. 11. http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=profile&l=weirdvis
    12. 12. 2
    13. 13. “Futurists Help People Think About the Future”
    14. 14. Biotechnology
    15. 15. http://www.sxc.hu/profile/flaivoloka http://www.sxc.hu/profile/flaivoloka
    16. 16. 20,000 30,000??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caenorhabditis_elegans
    17. 17. Personal Genome Project Volunteers from the general public working together with researchers to advance personal genomics. PGP-10
    18. 18. You used to do What?? ? http://www.sxc.hu/profile/t-florie
    19. 19. In the future we will design specific treatments and diets for Individuals
    20. 20. The Singularity
    21. 21. Wikipedia
    22. 22. RAM 2,200,000 2,000,000 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 MB 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 -200,000 1996 2000 2005 2015 Years Data Source: Maximising Your PC - Dream Machine, Emergent Futures Graphic
    23. 23. Robots are Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory/Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MCT) narrowing the gap with humans
    24. 24. Is the terminator coming?
    25. 25. Mobile Devices
    26. 26. Taking Over http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless200905.htm
    27. 27. The Main Thing 400 Million http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/10/weekinreview/10giridharadas.html?ref=weekinreview
    28. 28. User Friendly http://joelaz.com/
    29. 29. Responsive Want To Avoid Swine Flu? There’s An App For That Too. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/30/want-to-avoid-swine-flu-theres-an-app-for-that-too/
    30. 30. Uniquely Flexible and Adaptable http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22541/?nlid=1971&a=f http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_tricorder_arrives/ JotNot Turns Your iPhone’s Camera Into A Document Scanner
    31. 31. The Interwebby Thingamajig
    32. 32. 6724 19 October th 2027
    33. 33. A Hot Bed of Innovation http://www.sxc.hu/profile/ElaiEva
    34. 34. Which The Internet Way? http://www.sxc.hu/profile/cobrasoft
    35. 35. The Ventur e Capital Funnel http://www.sxc.hu/profile/lusi
    36. 36. http://www.sxc.hu/profile/hisks
    37. 37. The Internet Loves Failure! That Means More Success!
    38. 38. System wide design
    39. 39. Bright Automotive's 100 MPG Plug-In Hybrid Truck: It's Good Enough for the Post Office http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/bright-auto
    40. 40. Batteries Not Included
    41. 41. World Games Stadium Designer: Toyo Ito & Associates Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan http://www.spaceinvading.com/entry/project_id/Wor
    42. 42. commoditisation of information
    43. 43. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_dem
    44. 44. Intense design competition
    45. 45. http://inkd.com/
    46. 46. A Final Thought
    47. 47. http://thedw.us/post/108300245/this-is-also-the-t-shirt-of-the-day-of-the-day
    48. 48. Image Note Most of the images used in this presentation are from free image sharing sites. Where applicable we have included the web address of the profile of the creator. If you like some of the images then please visit their sites and help them promote their work.

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