The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
The Future of Local
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The Future of Local

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A talk I gave at the Greenspring Annual meeting

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  • Spent the last 16 years in SLCOften accused of being a ski bum disguised as a VCWhen asked to speak on local, first image that came to mind was of these guys
  • Ski town loacls know all the spots pm the mountain.2 days after a storm and they still know where to find powderTJ Burke, Dexter RuteckiLocals aren’t limited to ski townsDown the road from Aspen, in Boulder, the locals are a little more, um, colorful
  • They shave less, less focused on personal hygieneTake Boulder for example- a little bit more hippy, a little less kempy. I mean, look at this guy. Would it kill you to take a showerKnows everyoneKnows what’s happening in townKnows where the best parties areKnows where the best food isKnows the cool places and places to avoidKnows how to pull a party togetherKnows “a guy”It was this sense of wanting to be a local that foursuarespeang fromThe web and social media have changed local- look at groupon and yelpBut one devices changes everything
  • One devices changes everything.It’s not a phone, it’s not a computer. It’s something else. An living, breathing ,sensing extension of ourselves. Ouraugmented reality module with 10 native sensorsMakes everyone a local
  • In 2008 Dennis uploaded this map image to flickrWhy we investedWhat we’ve learnedWhere we’re goingCanonical use case- open app, get 5 things to do and a deal to try something new
  • Car sharingGetaroundHouse sharingAir BnBKids ClothesThredUpMealsGrub With UsWorkspaceLoose CubesExperiencesSidetour
  • Local government- seeclickfixLocal food movement- locavoreLocal Health- Who Is Sick.orgLocal Merchant Support- cash mobsLocal action- occupywallstreet, arab spring largely coordinated over mobile devices and on twitter,tumblr, facebookUshahidi
  • Portland/WilliamsburgMaker spaces in every city- 124 in 2009, 527 in 2011knowledge sharing and affordable tools.Not limited to hardware. Seeing this in bio tooMaker renaissance will play huge role in remaking education and manufacturing
  • Bionic Services:Task RabbitUberCherry
  • The appeal of local life is emerging elsewhere tooIt’s filled with richer deeper expereincesMore tech means a move to make things more humanMore local
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