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Lifehack Labs 2014 - Technology - Presentation

Initial presentation to the Lifehack Labs 2014 cohort about technology, and the platforms that people, as a minimum, should have a fair idea about.

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Lifehack Labs 2014 - Technology - Presentation

  1. 1. before we start...
  2. 2. what is technology influence on culture the (not so) far future
  3. 3. what is technology influence on culture the (not so) near future
  4. 4. ‘Think of technology as a verb, not a noun. It provides the tools, creative people provide imagination.’
  5. 5. technology... connects us informs us changes us
  6. 6. technology... connects us informs us changes us
  7. 7. http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/085242-2011-03-07-insider-descriptions-of-how-the-revolution-in-egypt- took-place.htm
  8. 8. technology... connects us informs us changes us
  9. 9. but how?
  10. 10. http://www.reddit. com/r/funny/comments/2c htx4/statue_selfies/
  11. 11. http://nypost.com/2013/12/04/selfie-ish-woman-snaps-cellphone-shot-with-suicidal-man/
  12. 12. #selfiefail
  13. 13. narcissistic, self-centered, uncaring
  14. 14. or is it the opposite?
  15. 15. what is technology influence on culture the (not so) far future
  16. 16. vs
  17. 17. ‘It’s a way to connect with friends when you don’t really have anything to say.’ https://medium.com/@joshm/tenth-grade-tech-trends-d8d4f2300cf3
  18. 18. interlude [identity]
  19. 19. Digital dualists believe that the digital world is “virtual” and the physical world “real.” [...] I want to argue that the digital and physical are increasingly meshed, and want to call this opposite perspective that implodes atoms and bits rather than holding them conceptually separate augmented reality http://thesocietypages. org/cyborgology/2011/09/13/digital-dualism- and-the-fallacy-of-web-objectivity/
  20. 20. [...] ‘on Tumblr her friends follow people who they aspire to be. Cobra Snake was her quintessential example of the type of Tumblr user that is idolized on the service. These “idols” are the ones who post most of the content (photos) on Tumblr, content that is then reblogged by kids who aspire to be what the photos represent.’ https://medium.com/@joshm/tenth-grade-tech-trends-d8d4f2300cf3
  21. 21. what is technology influence on culture the (not so) far future
  22. 22. http://blogs.computerworld. com/privacy/21610/big-brother-mickey- mouse-monitor-behavior-disneys- mymagic-rfid-wristbands
  23. 23. https://medium.com/@joshm/tenth-grade-tech-trends- d8d4f2300cf3 ‘...coming from a gaming background we wondered whether you can take an avatar and 3D print it. Can that toy become something that reacts to the digital world and vice versa?’ Alice Taylor, CEO, MakieLab
  24. 24. http://www.lostmy.name/
  25. 25. Internet of Things http://vimeo.com/56586373
  26. 26. interlude [low-cost tech]
  27. 27. interlude [data / security]
  28. 28. interlude [P2P]
  29. 29. conclusion
  30. 30. conclusion tech is a vehicle, not the message
  31. 31. conclusion tech is a vehicle, not the message we go to extremes before we normalise
  32. 32. conclusion tech is a vehicle, not the message we go to extremes before we normalise tech changes culture and vice versa
  33. 33. http://mashable.com/ http://thenextweb.com/ http://www.theverge.com/ http://www.wired.co.uk/ https://angel.co/ http://www.dezeen.com/ http://www.newscientist.com/

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