Cable TV Future in Full-On Network Society, VCTA Annual Meeting

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Glen Hiemstra, Founder and CEO of Futurist.com presents the closing Keynote to the annual meeting of the Virginia Cable TV Association on Nov. 12, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Glen reviews the most important events, trends, and developments shaping the coming decade, from customer demographics to sustainability and home security, to economic disparity and ability to pay, to industry churn and the issues of privacy and transparency. The major focus is the future of technology including 3D connectivity, internet of things, artificial intelligence, quantified health, big data, new currencies, and more.

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Cable TV Future in Full-On Network Society, VCTA Annual Meeting

  1. 1. futurist.com glen@futurist.com twitter.com/glenhiemstra
  2. 2. what is your image of the future?
  3. 3. mobile video big data local social cloud content OTT
  4. 4. most planning is a search for more efficient past... rather than search for new future
  5. 5. the future creates the present…
  6. 6. full-on networked society
  7. 7. ...test%is%“168%+mes% faster,%26,000%+mes%less% expensive,%and%over%400% +mes%more%sensi+ve% than%the%current% standard.”%It%costs%$0.03% per%test%and%takes%five% minutes.%The%test%could% also%poten+ally%be%used% to%diagnose%ovarian%and% lung%cancer,%both%of% which%also%produce% abnormal%levels%of% mesothelin. hIp://singularityhub.com/2013/02/25/16MyearMoldMjackMandrakaMinventsMinnova+veMcancerMtestMusingMgoogleMsearch/
  8. 8. • • • • • • demographic dynamics sustainability imperative economic disparity technology acceleration industry churn transparency
  9. 9. 27%Florida’s%by%2025 States%where%at%least%20%%of The%popula+on%will%be%elderly
  10. 10. median age of native-born Latinos is 18  median age all Latinos is 27 vs. 42 for non-Hispanic whites in U.S.  67,000 U.S. Latinos turn 18 each month, (93% are citizens)  40% of U.S. population growth 2013-2030 will be Hispanic (77% of growth will be minorities) 
  11. 11. Millennial workers 18-31 years old  Comfortable with diversity, globalization, 24/7 connectivity, rapid change  50% would rather have no job than hate their job  Expect fast advancement, high expectations  Want variety  Skilled at information seeking 
  12. 12. 1980M2000 Birth%1991: %PCs%are%10%years%old Age%2:%World%Wide%Web Age%5:%Google Age%10:%Fist%iPod%sold Age%9:%Blogs Age%8:%Napster Age%14:%YouTube Age%22% 3D%%Kinected% Tweeted%World Age%13:%Facebook
  13. 13. digital natives digital immigrants Marc Prensky originated “digital native” term and this list u F TURIST•com
  14. 14. digital immigrants
  15. 15. people of the screen do not accept old limitations... Based%on:%Gerd%Leonhard
  16. 16. bring your own brain
  17. 17. sustainability imperative
  18. 18. the canary
  19. 19. security | resilience
  20. 20. 9 seconds of sun = 1 day of all humanity’s energy use
  21. 21. solar roadways
  22. 22. jobs ... to stints
  23. 23. constant search
  24. 24. technology acceleration
  25. 25. connectivity | convergence | 3D nano | bio | info | cogno | robo
  26. 26. really smart coming on fast
  27. 27. In the next 20 years PC’s will be replaced by millions of tiny intelligent systems embedded in our clothes, jewelry, cars, furniture, and walls. They will recognize voice commands and carry out simple wishes. They will cost less than a penny, less than scrap paper, so companies which do not put chips [intelligence] in all their products will be at a severe disadvantage. Michio Kaku
  28. 28. Game Changers
  29. 29. quantified heatlh
  30. 30. the end of massvertising
  31. 31. from ads to content in context...
  32. 32. data is the new oil...
  33. 33. It’s%a%revolu+on,”%says%Gary%King,%director%of% Harvard’s%Ins+tute%for%Quan+ta+ve%Social%Science.% “We’re%really%just%gebng%under%way.%But%the%march% of%quan+fica+on,%made%possible%by%enormous%new% sources%of%data,%will%sweep%through%academia,% business%and%government.%There%is%no%area%that%is% going%to%be%untouched.”%(NYT,%2012)
  34. 34. reality: people buy differently
  35. 35. world’s first bitcoin atm in vancouver bc Jackson Warren (left) and Mitchell Demeter examine the Robocoin. Photo: David Ryder/WIRED
  36. 36. fly me to the moon
  37. 37. transparency
  38. 38. what is your image of the future?
  39. 39. knowledge value it’s what a product or service - or person knows
  40. 40. the future is something we do the future is not something that just happens to us
  41. 41. www.futurist.com glen@futurist.com twitter.com/glenhiemstra linkedin.com/glenhiemstra thank you for your time for more information

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