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CloudCamp London 8 Mar 2018 - Douglas Adams

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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

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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 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11658040 http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy_(travel_guide)
  4. 4. Babel fish http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Babel_Fish
  5. 5. Proper People Personalities https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marvin-TV-3.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Assistant
  6. 6. Some keen insights
  7. 7. Randomness https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White-noise-mv255-240x180.png https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=118921
  8. 8. Management Consultants (HR, PR etc.) http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Golgafrinchan_Ark_Fleet_Ship_B https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Lies#/media/File:House_of_lies.jpg “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 http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Oolon_Colluphid 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, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48906232
  10. 10. We can only wish
  11. 11. Infinite Improbability Drive https://www.etsy.com/listing/229892570/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy
  12. 12. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesper_(cocktail) http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Pan_Galactic_Gargle_Blaster
  13. 13. Thank You ☺

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