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Our New Super Powers
                                              The evolving relationship between people and technology


                                                                  Mark Rolston, Chief Creative O cer




                Iron Man from Marvel Comics

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
what     why




                         our devices   our selves


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
but first,

             my predictions for the future of mobile




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Next year’s device will
                               be better, smaller,
                               sometimes bigger,
                               there will be more apps,
                               carriers will still be
                               struggling to keep up and
                               too many minor variations
                               on the same theme will be
                               fighting for market share.

                               that’s it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
mobile now comes in many shapes and sizes




        17”                        3.5”..... 2”?



Wednesday, November 10, 2010
mobile’s value to us continues to expand
                                                                               video camera
                                                            game box



                 assistant

                                                                                  camera
                                                                  wallet


                                   alarm clock
       music player                                                        telephone


                                            white pages

                                                                           television
                                                          newspaper
                                                                                          web
                               calculator                                               browser


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
markets collide...


                                            creating
                                             “new”


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
mobile = computing

                               (computers, just, you know, mobile)




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the laptop was the gateway drug

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tron, 1982
                               this is the new crack.




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
however....

                        the next big thing in computing
                                is not a thing...




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
“ the purpose of
           a computer is
           to help you do
           something else”
                   Mark Weiser




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
so if it’s not a thing, then what is it?




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
well, there are a few
               emerging drivers:

               our bodies,
               our spaces,
               and the cloud



Wednesday, November 10, 2010
first,

                               the human body




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
early pioneers




                                                “Borgs” outside the MIT, circa 1995

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Google Latitude | www.google.com/latitude




               there are plenty
               of innocuous
               examples




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
and plenty of
    radical leaps in the
    experimental stage




    Laboratory experiment testing rabbits
    with contact lense mounted displays

                                            19


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
...and even more concepts




                    frog design Dattoos Concept




                                                  Twinkle


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
implantable electronics




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Lyric Hearing | www.lyrichearing.com




               “




                                                                      22


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
frog design, e-monitors, 2009




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Nintendo Wii | www.wii.com




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Timo Arnall, 2008 | www.nearfield.org




                                                                      25


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
we are becoming the computer




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
second,

                               the space around us




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the real world is the new touchscreen




                                                Fluid Interfaces Group LuminAR




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
twinkle




                                         Twinkle


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Microsoft Kinect




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
life becomes just another level in a videogame




                                              EpicMIX


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
we can use technology to
                               create our own personal reality




                                                                 http://unlogo.org



Wednesday, November 10, 2010
where does it end?




                                                    Clip by Keiichi Matsuda


                                                                              36


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
third,

                               compute and the cloud




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
client
                               compute
                               cloud
                               connect
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the map will outgrow the territory




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the map will outgrow the territory




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
everyone, everything, and everywhere
                  become part of the network




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
RUG




                                     Matsushita Electric Carpet



Wednesday, November 10, 2010
umbrella




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
public spaces                               along the highway




                                                                                    tools
                                                  our shoes
       hospital equipment                                                watching                        transportation

                         our children’s toys
                                               household items
                                                                                 clothes
                                        listening                     in the packaged food we buy

                               food packaging
                                                         personal             sampling
                       measuring                        electronics
                                                                           architecture
                                 our desks
                                                                                            our cars
                                                     our underwear

                                        shipping packaging      calculating                      sports equipment
                                                                             o ces
                                                on the factory floor
                                                                                                    reporting
                                                           personal
                professional                              healthcare
                instruments                                                                                        our stu
 recording             our appliances
                                                                                                       furniture
                                                                                          at the watercooler
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Photo: Jan Chipchase



Wednesday, November 10, 2010
to what end?




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
“knowledge is power”
       sir francis bacon




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
super powers

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
“I can see through satellites now”
                               Warren Ellis & Adi Granov, Iron Man, 2008



Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the extension of the self

                         - situational awareness
                         - extending our senses
                         - throwing our senses
                         - finding
                         - knowing
                         - remembering
                         - thinking (correlate, calculate, etc)




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
super powers

               extend our       extend our self   be anywhere
                 senses




       see and hear more
          ...and in new
           dimensions
     (time, place, data, etc)




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
people, places, and things




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
people




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
people


                               Actual Me        Virtual Me




                                   META-ME

                                 Financial Me       Body Me




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
We can step outside of ourselves


                               conversation in the third person

                        video of video game in/out of third person

                                    or TheSims game pic




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
be anyone




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the end of forgetting




                                                  Microsoft Sensecam
                                                                  62


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
places




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
“being there”




                                               64

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Creating a sense of place   65




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
we can see and talk to anyone, anywhere


Wednesday, November 10, 2010
“if you (virtually) build it they will (virtually) come”




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Google Street View for the o ce




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
experience anywhere

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
any dimension of anywhere

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
any dimension of anywhere

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
things




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
spime
                                          Bruce Sterling.


                        An object that can be tracked through space
                        and time throughout the lifetime of the object.




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
anything




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
anything (anywhere!)




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
anything




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
anything




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
our super powers come from this
                       emerging infrastructure
                               ourselves
               our senses                   our environment
                               and things




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
ourselves                      and everyone else
          our senses                        our environment    we share it with
                               and things




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
we are no longer just ourselves

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
mark.rolston@frogdesign.com

                                   www.frogdesign.com




Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the number of ways we can connect has grown
                                   exploded




Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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