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SXSW 2018 - Trends changing the future


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SXSW Interactive remains the biggest and best emerging technology festival on the planet. It’s earned a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies for a world ever more reliant on technology.

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SXSW 2018 - Trends changing the future

  1. 1. The emerging trend of the 2018 SXSW Conference is Globally Connected: We’re All in this Together. Wout van den Dool - March 2018 – Fintech Day Triodos Bank
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  4. 4. The Endless Impossibilities of Quantum Computing “This, NOT AI, is the space race of our generation” - William Hurley @ SXSW
  5. 5. “Some real black magic shit I don’t fully understand. A Theoretical model involving quasi particles, world liens and breids. Microsoft’s working on one.” Whurley about TOPOLOGICAL Quantum Computer
  6. 6. Prototyping the Future with Science Fiction
  7. 7. Volkskrant 01-10-17: The author mixes religion, robotics, futurology and quantum computing with Arts etc etc etc
  8. 8. “It’s the job of somebody like me to help foster that dream and inspire kids to say, ‘Hey, that could be me one day,” “I want every kid around the world to look at media and feel a part of that.” - Mickey Fisher - Hollywood Writer @SXSW
  9. 9. Connected & Self- driving Cars “Today’s cars are connected and intelligent – these two factors that set them apart from their historic counterparts.” - Sanjay Sood - HERE Technologies
  10. 10. “Just like any other road, the road to an autonomous world is filled with random obstacles, conflicting agendas and unforeseen hazards.”
  11. 11. Blockchain, will it change the world “Central global healthcare information database could help doctors improve their diagnoses. However, no one trusts their medical information to one company” Julian Hospital - TenX
  12. 12. In the past: Kings as the middle man, currently the big companies, with Blockchain everything could be decentralized. Decentralized systems are not necessarily the answer in all cases.
  13. 13. Mobile first is dying “Mobile first? How to apply a VR shopping experience in Self-driving Cars, that’s where we will spend our time the near future” Paul Fu - Sr. Director UX & Design International Alibaba
  14. 14. 90% Mobile Paul Fu - Sr. Director UX & Design Alibaba International
  15. 15. Virtual Reality that pushes perceptual limits
  16. 16. With that technology you can literally let others say anything you want… And be warned “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Nonny de La Peña - Godmother of VR
  17. 17. Spiritual - Self Care
  18. 18. SXSW “is intense” and it’s “easy to overload, so while every other brand is trying to engage you, Headspace is trying to disengage you.” Dan Kessler - VP Business development and partnerships at Headspace 30% Discount via
  19. 19. “Only two things that you need to do in order to be successful. 1. The first is you have to know what the right decisions to make are, and then you 2. have to have the courage to make them. And most people don't have in their head the right decision. And I think one of the greatest tragedies of man is that they hold onto opinions in their heads that are wrong, and they don't go out there and stress test them.” Ray Dahlio Author of “Principles: Life and work”
  20. 20. Community & Open innovation “Closed business models are out. Open innovation is in. It’s simple. By inviting outside people in, some of the smartest organizations in the world have learned to generate better ideas faster and more efficiently solve their biggest challenges.”
  21. 21. Mobilize is serving as the online hub for over 1,000 community's and 1,000,000 members. It is a powerful yet friendly platform for Community Managers - Sharon Savariego - Founder & CEO at Mobilize
  22. 22. Banking Disrupted
  23. 23. Key learnings in Africa: (No ID’s, no internet, no network of banks, many unbanked, corrupt telco’s) 1. Distribution is king. The agent network/human interaction is key to grow digital services 2. It doesn't matter what device people use - ie. laptops or mobile phones.The key is connectivity
  24. 24. Bitcoins
  25. 25. Fake News, populism
  26. 26. "The sun is down in my hometown London, that's not the case in Washington DC" "Let's hope no tweets attacking me this evening” Sadiq Kahn - Mayor of London @SXSW
  27. 27. Sadiq Khan reads out racist tweets in call for tighter tech regulation. Khan said he was not listing the messages in order to be portrayed as a victim, or to ask for sympathy.
  28. 28. “We cannot & should not slow down tech innovation - but we can no longer ignore some of the more harmful effects created by the scale & pace of change. It's time for governments & companies to work together to shape the future of tech so that it works for everyone.”
  29. 29. The reality is, we’re not a news organization. We’re not there to say, “Oh, let’s fact check this.” YouTube CEO - Susan Wojcicki @SXSW
  30. 30. “Great Reach comes with great responsibility” Eddy Cue - Apple @SXSW
  31. 31. Democratising Artificial Intelligence ‘AI doesn’t belong to just a few tech giants in Silicon Valley’ - Dr Fei-Fei Li - Stanford University & Google Cloud chief scientist
  32. 32. Elon Musk: ‘Mark my words — A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes’
  33. 33. "a.i. Is a child and we have t carefully raise it" Megan Smith, vp Google “It’s time to bring AI together with social science, with humanities, to really study the profound impact of AI to our society, to our legal system, to our organizations, to our society to democracy, to education, to our ethics,”
  34. 34. Start-ups, start-ups, start-ups
  35. 35. Arts & Culture
  36. 36. Thank you Wout van den Dool - March 2018 - Triodos Bank