The Evolving Data Sphere - David Orban - H+ Summit @ Harvard

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David Orban
Chairman, Humanity+
Advisor, Singularity University
Founder & Chief Evangelist, WideTag, Inc.
Intelligence Augmentation, Decision Power, And The Emerging Data Sphere

Human civilization depends on our ability to manage its increasing complexity. Behaviors, processes, and decisions that in the past were tolerated by the complex adaptive system we call Earth, are now more and more showing unforeseen consequences in unexpected places.

Many of our theories about the workings of the world are hampered in their predictive power by the lack of data, and suffer garbage-in, garbage-out effects. New interconnected sensor networks, fast, and ubiquitous communications, and the parallel power of our massive software systems are the never too soon answer to this need, and promise to revolutionize the way we understand, and act upon the planet.

The data sphere we are building, developing through every traceable action of millions of people, and billions, soon trillions of devices, designs a fine-grained picture of necessary understanding, and empowers us to believe that we can indeed aim to evolve our civilization, and to move it to the next levels of complexity, and achievement of human potential.

David Orban is an entrepreneur and visionary. He is Chairman of Humanity+, Advisor of the Singularity University, a Founder of WideTag, Inc., a high technology start-up company providing the infrastructure for an open Internet of Things. David shapes the strategic vision of its technologies by developing the policies and communication steps necessary to enable constructive progress. He is further a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation. David cuts across the limits of deep specialization to contribute to the new renaissance. He explains, “My vision is at the crossroads of technology and society as defined by their co-evolution.” David Orban’s personal motto is, “What is the question I should be asking?” This concept is his vehicle to accelerating cycles of invention and innovation in order to build the new world ahead.

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The Evolving Data Sphere - David Orban - H+ Summit @ Harvard

  1. 1. David Orban The Evolving Data Sphere H+ Summit @ Harvard 12-13 June, 2010
  2. 2. What Will Keep You Human?
  3. 3. David Orban Chairman, Humanity+ twitter @davidorban david@humanityplus.org Joi Ito
  4. 4. humanityplus.org singularityu.org widetag.com
  5. 5. <start>
  6. 6. <1>
  7. 7. What
  8. 8. Fred Armitage William Gibson The future is already here. It is just not evenly distributed yet
  9. 9. Aswers beget questions Questions Ignorance Kevin Kelly - kk.org Answers
  10. 10. What Do We Know? Gaspa
  11. 11. What’s On Your Radar Banksy / Robbiedangerous
  12. 12. Spime = SPace + tIME Bruce Sterling
  13. 13. Evolving Devices
  14. 14. 1
  15. 15. A Granular World IPv4 ≈ 10 9 IPv6 ≈ 10 38 Atoms ≈ 10 80
  16. 16. Drawing Fine Lines Wonderlane
  17. 17. 2
  18. 18. Necessary Autonomy Platform Orders of magnitude PCs ≈ 108 Mobiles ~ Humans ≈ 109 Spimes > 1012
  19. 19. Around Us Already Ryan Harvey
  20. 20. 3
  21. 21. Network Evolution Generation Isotropy Access Web data knowledge Web 2.0 applications social Spimes sensors world
  22. 22. Redundancy Needed NASA JPL
  23. 23. 4
  24. 24. Changing Dialog Generation Bandwidth M2M Index Industrial apps Kb/s 1% Realtime Web Mb/s 10% Spime Networks Gb/s 99%+ M2M index: M2M/M2H, communications among machine in proportion to those with humans
  25. 25. Decision making µµ
  26. 26. 5
  27. 27. Not blind anymore Object # sensors Mobile phone 10 Car 50-100
  28. 28. Awareness Volvo
  29. 29. </1>
  30. 30. <2>
  31. 31. Who
  32. 32. kandinski Bruce Sterling Forget trying to pass for normal
  33. 33. </2>
  34. 34. <3>
  35. 35. Why
  36. 36. rosetechven.com David Rose Integrity is the most important value
  37. 37. The Anthropocene 1% 2% terrestrial humans vertebrates pets in the wild cattle 99% 98% 10.000 BC Today
  38. 38. Unsustainable badjonni
  39. 39. Sense The World bazusa
  40. 40. Sensing The Technium Nite Owl
  41. 41. Adapt aussiegirl
  42. 42. </3>
  43. 43. <4>
  44. 44. Examples
  45. 45. claren44 Larry Smarr Failure of imagination is a fundamental human defect
  46. 46. Current
  47. 47. • Spreading the Idea. Involve people. First Quarter Action Plan
  48. 48. Future
  49. 49. Transportation A.M. Kuchling
  50. 50. 4G Communication rmforall
  51. 51. Energy joyseyshowaa
  52. 52. Quantified Self I Don’t Know Maybe
  53. 53. </4>
  54. 54. <5>
  55. 55. When
  56. 56. Randy Stewart Bre Pettis Things are changing faster than we can die
  57. 57. A process, not an event 1 < IoT< 25
  58. 58. Advanced Collaboration Foxtongue
  59. 59. </5>
  60. 60. <6>
  61. 61. What should happen
  62. 62. David Orban Alex Lightman In the future many groups will rule the world for 15 minutes
  63. 63. Earth Aussiegirl
  64. 64. Strange Place And Time aussiegirl
  65. 65. Planetary Co-evolution will_hybrid
  66. 66. Free To Be Human me’nthedogs
  67. 67. Humanity+ bingbing
  68. 68. </6>
  69. 69. <end>
  70. 70. david@ widetag.com singularityu.org humanityplus.org davidorban.com @davidorban

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