Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

CloudCamp London 8 Mar 2018 - Douglas Adams


Published on

For the Hitch-hikers Guide to The Galaxy special edition celebrating 40yrs of HHGTG and 10yrs of CloudCamp London a look at the genius of Douglas Adams and how he saw into the future

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

CloudCamp London 8 Mar 2018 - Douglas Adams

  1. 1. How Douglas Adams saw into the future Hitchhikers Guide stuff that (sort of) came true Chris Swan @cpswan
  2. 2. Actual stuff
  3. 3. The Guide: Tablets/eBooks meet Wikipedia By NotFromUtrecht - Own work,CC BY-SA 3.0
  4. 4. Babel fish
  5. 5. Proper People Personalities
  6. 6. Some keen insights
  7. 7. Randomness
  8. 8. Management Consultants (HR, PR etc.) “The Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B was a way of removing the basically useless citizens from the planet of Golgafrincham…. The ship was filled with all the middlemen of Golgafrincham, such as the telephone sanitisers, account executives, hairdressers, tired TV producers, insurance salesmen, personnel officers, security guards, public relations executives and management consultants.”
  9. 9. Religion Oolon Colluphid is the author of the "trilogy of philosophical blockbusters" entitled Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway? By Niklas Jansson - Android Arts, Public Domain,
  10. 10. We can only wish
  11. 11. Infinite Improbability Drive
  12. 12. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
  13. 13. Thank You ☺