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  1. 1. What Matters Now? TFT 23
  2. 2. Welcome.
  3. 3. Marcus Donald People/
  4. 4. What?
  5. 5. Beers & Ideas
  6. 6. Big year.
  7. 7. JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 10 14 16 22 10 8 4
  8. 8. You.
  9. 9. Taverner.
  10. 10. Agenda.
  11. 11. What matters now?
  12. 12. Dichotomous consciousness
  13. 13. Your pint is half full.
  14. 14. But only ‘cos someone pissed in it.
  15. 15. Every one over- indulged.
  16. 16. Two years after sub-prime debt…
  17. 17. … the bankers have their donuts.
  18. 18. And I have two plasma tellies.
  19. 19. Facebook is a verb.
  20. 20. And “I’m tweeting it out…” is common vocabulary.
  21. 21. But really…
  22. 22. Does Jamie give a shit if you cannot cook his 30 minute meal in 30 minutes?
  23. 23. Of course he does.
  24. 24. Tellie equals youtube equals twitter equals book sales equals luvvly jubbly.
  25. 25. I have 3 or 4 laptops, an iPad, an iPhone and some shitty HTC thingy.
  26. 26. And I’m living the dream.
  27. 27. “ I love the smell of data in the morning.”
  28. 28. Apparently my books are in the cloud.
  29. 29. As is my bank, my mates, my health records, my credit rating, my entertainment…
  30. 30. I have apps on all my devices to make me more productive…
  31. 31. And more importantly, connected.
  32. 32. And I worked out I spend about 4 weeks of my life per year doing it.
  33. 33. #1.Being ‘networked’ 30 days #2. Being on holiday 25 days #3. On facebook 20 days #4. Doing sport 6 days
  34. 34. So…
  35. 35. What Matters Now?
  36. 36. My mortality . Ref: Tom ‘Sonic’ Hopkins and the fear of death. usableinterfaces.com
  37. 37. My girls.
  38. 38. And that they grow up properly.
  39. 39. Eating fruit.
  40. 40. And buying Apple.
  41. 41. Knowing that in fact the world people like me are designing is the one they will live in.
  42. 42. A world where we designed-in some kinda social anxiety such that they’ll spend more time logged in than out.
  43. 43. What Matters Now?
  44. 44. The person next to me.
  45. 45. And if they feel OK.
  46. 47. Try it. Give something away.
  47. 48. These people gave us their time and bright ideas.
  48. 49. We care but we don ’ t Know what to do about it. We care and we will do something about it. We don ’ t give a shit and we wont do anything about it. We don’t care enough To do anything about it.
  49. 50. The right to live one's life, in privacy and freedom, in whatever way one wants, so long as others are not harmed, should be a sacred principle in a democracy.
  50. 51. The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.
  51. 52. Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all. It’s conducted on screens more than it is in bars which makes it rather less useful for getting stories about people throwing up over one another.
  52. 53. Happiness is not in the mere possession of money ; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
  53. 54. Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe , call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
  54. 55. Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools .
  55. 56. Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.
  56. 57. Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
  57. 58. We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
  58. 59. Instead of a bottom-line based on money and power, we need a new bottom-line that defines productivity and creativity as where corporations, governments, schools, public institutions, and social practices are judged as efficient, rational and productive not only to the extent they maximize money and power, but to the extent they maximize love and caring, ethical and ecological sensitivity, and our capacities to respond with awe and wonder at the grandeur of creation.
  59. 60. We care but we don ’ t Know what to do about it. We care and we will do something about it. We don ’ t give a shit and we wont do anything about it. We don’t care enough To do anything about it.
  60. 61. What Matters Now?
  61. 62. Beers.
  62. 63. Thanks to all the speakers. (Clap)
  63. 64. Thanks to our kind sponsor. (Clap)
  64. 65. Marcus Donald People/ TFT 23 (your name here?)
  65. 66. TFT 23 Keep sharing. @tftlondonnyc