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7Things about TechnologyBeing an Incomplete Guide to the Present that Might aid HelpAge International Navigate the FutureD...
Hello<br /><ul><li>1996-2000: The satellite TV revolution in north India
2000-05: The UK’s first ethnographic research consultancy
2005-2011: Led Intel’s European research and design efforts on ageing and independent living
Now: MABLE - a start-up for connected ageing, leading older peoples strategy for Raceonline 2012, consulting</li></li></ul...
What This Talk Is…<br />A guide to some technology related happenings <br />A personal selection and interpretation<br />A...
What This Talk Isn’t…<br />Comprehensive<br />A Guide to the Future<br />Specifically linking technologies to ageing and t...
Technology is everything invented after you were born.<br />Alan Kay<br />
Technology is anything useful invented by a mind.<br />Kevin Kelly<br />
7 Things<br />Constant Contact<br />Defying Geography<br />Linkship<br />The Universal Machine<br />The Kindness of Strang...
1. Constant Contact<br />With credit to Rachel Sarah Singh (Fieldwork analysis conducted 2010)<br />
Media that people are constantly in contact with to frequently exchange messages with people they know or find stimulating...
“It is just nice to be in a space where you can pick up snippets that you don’t necessarily have to respond to so you know...
2. defying Geography<br />
Location-based Services<br />
Hyperlocal Media<br />
3. Linkship<br />
Facebook and over 65s<br />
Facebook by Age <br />
4. The universal Machine<br />
"It can be anything you want it to be. This is the nearest we have got to seeing what I would call a universal machine." <...
Smartphones<br />
Independent Living Apps?<br />
5. The kindness of strangers<br />
Crowdsourcing<br />
FixMyStreet<br />
6. Cyberspace when you’re dead<br />
Cyberspace when you’re dead<br />One estimate puts the number of US Facebook users who die annually at around 375,000<br />
7. Technologies for an ageing world<br />
Devices for I’ve-fallen-and-I-can’t-get-up catastrophes, they say, represent the old business of old age. The new business...
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  1. 1. 7Things about TechnologyBeing an Incomplete Guide to the Present that Might aid HelpAge International Navigate the FutureDr Simon Roberts 24th March 2011<br />
  2. 2. Hello<br /><ul><li>1996-2000: The satellite TV revolution in north India
  3. 3. 2000-05: The UK’s first ethnographic research consultancy
  4. 4. 2005-2011: Led Intel’s European research and design efforts on ageing and independent living
  5. 5. Now: MABLE - a start-up for connected ageing, leading older peoples strategy for Raceonline 2012, consulting</li></li></ul><li>Ageing Research at Intel<br />
  6. 6. What This Talk Is…<br />A guide to some technology related happenings <br />A personal selection and interpretation<br />An incomplete map of the present as it continues to unfold<br />
  7. 7. What This Talk Isn’t…<br />Comprehensive<br />A Guide to the Future<br />Specifically linking technologies to ageing and the strategy of an international ageing organisation….that’s a much bigger task<br />
  8. 8. Technology is everything invented after you were born.<br />Alan Kay<br />
  9. 9. Technology is anything useful invented by a mind.<br />Kevin Kelly<br />
  10. 10. 7 Things<br />Constant Contact<br />Defying Geography<br />Linkship<br />The Universal Machine<br />The Kindness of Strangers<br />Cyberspace When You’re Dead<br />Technologies for an Ageing World<br />
  11. 11. 1. Constant Contact<br />With credit to Rachel Sarah Singh (Fieldwork analysis conducted 2010)<br />
  12. 12. Media that people are constantly in contact with to frequently exchange messages with people they know or find stimulating. <br />MOBILE DEVICES // SOCIAL MEDIA // PERCEPTIVE PRESENCE APPLICATIONS // ONLINE GAMES // INTERNET OF THINGS // SOCIAL TV<br />
  13. 13. “It is just nice to be in a space where you can pick up snippets that you don’t necessarily have to respond to so you know how your social group is vibrating, you just kind of, you can keep in touch with the zeitgeist of your social group even though it is spread throughout the planet, you’re in one place and kind of aware of where everybody is at and that’s kind of nice.”<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. 2. defying Geography<br />
  16. 16. Location-based Services<br />
  17. 17. Hyperlocal Media<br />
  18. 18. 3. Linkship<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20.
  21. 21.
  22. 22. Facebook and over 65s<br />
  23. 23. Facebook by Age <br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25. 4. The universal Machine<br />
  26. 26. "It can be anything you want it to be. This is the nearest we have got to seeing what I would call a universal machine." <br />David Hockney on the iPhone<br />
  27. 27. Smartphones<br />
  28. 28. Independent Living Apps?<br />
  29. 29. 5. The kindness of strangers<br />
  30. 30. Crowdsourcing<br />
  31. 31. FixMyStreet<br />
  32. 32. 6. Cyberspace when you’re dead<br />
  33. 33. Cyberspace when you’re dead<br />One estimate puts the number of US Facebook users who die annually at around 375,000<br />
  34. 34. 7. Technologies for an ageing world<br />
  35. 35. Devices for I’ve-fallen-and-I-can’t-get-up catastrophes, they say, represent the old business of old age. The new business of old age involves technologies and services that promote wellness, mobility, autonomy and social connectivity.Natasha Singer, in New York Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/business/06aging.html?_r=1<br />
  36. 36. One of the greatest challenges or losses that we face as older adults, frankly, is not about our health, but it’s actually about our social network deteriorating on us, because our friends get sick, our spouse passes away, friends pass away, or we move…The new future of old age is about staying in society, staying in the workplace and staying very connected.<br />Joseph F. Coughlin<br />
  37. 37. A main characteristic of our society is a willed coexistence of very new technology and very old social forms.<br />Raymond Williams <br />
  38. 38. Thank You<br />

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