Topic: The Future
The very standards and conditions that made the Web a permissive, open environment have come under an attack from an onslaught of legal regulations and the monopolistic aspirations of bandwidth and software providers. Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures, takes us on a journey of why the Web has proved successful for us, what made it interesting and open, how the very conditions that helped the Web flourish are under a threat, and what we can do about them.
What are the hidden motivations in all the decisions we make about technology? Pamela Rutledge, Co-Founder/Director, A Think Lab/Media Psychology Research Center, spells out why our intrinsic ability to get things done is really what gets us up in the morning. Hear in this talk what what drives creativity and innovation, what technology does with motivation, how this has implications at multiple levels, and how giving people more control over their lives increases commercial success.
The ideal social network of the future, for Alan Duric, co-founder of Telio, will be one that leverages real-time communication, provides data privacy and is based on a peer-to-peer governance system. Today's social networks, while evolving at a rapid rate, are still a far cry from this ideal, says Alan. After founding and selling two successful starts up to Skype and Google, Alan's new vehicle Telio is about bridging this gap between social media and real-time communication systems.
In the last decade, social media has changed the way we live our lives. We have all become high producers and consumers of social data. The data we generate is not just data, though. It tells our story. It is biographical. However, access to social data so far has been governed by APIs, and any API with a terms-of-service is restrictive. What if we could provide you a one-stop shop, an unrestricted, seamless, single point of access for all your social data; and you owned it all? Jeremie Miller, jabber/XMPP creator, has "Singly" to provide this.
Collective intelligence, man-machine symbiosis, real time feedback loops from sensors… Such concepts are harbingers of a new cooperation between humans and machines. In this university podcast, media expert Tim O'Reilly discusses how lessons from technology can apply to sustainable global development. He spoke at the USRio+2.0 Conference hosted at Stanford.
The web revolution is happening in mobile. So says James Pearce, in his talk at eComm when he was Senior Director of Developer Relations, Sencha. HTML 5 and the mobile web might provide a way to mitigate the difficulties involved with a fragmented array of native environments. In a comparison of HTML5 with native environments, Pearce says its architecture would look like that of any native platform. Hear in this talk Pearce address what he says are HTML 5 myths, such as HTML 5 apps cannot be monetized.
Twentieth century advertising is caricatured as hucksters selling the 30-second TV commercial as a panacea for market obscurity. These days, advertising, experiential marketing, and public relations have taken off in the digital space. Michael Roth, head of Interpublic, says they have done some good business investing in digital and social media, besides their early investment in Facebook, and are set to offer the most responsive transmedia campaigns to their clients' needs.
Hold on to your smartphones -- she's been criticized for talking too fast with too many ideas before and she intends to do it again now. Mary Meeker, formerly managing director at Morgan Stanley and now partner at famed Internet venture firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, reports on Internet trends. In this talk, recorded on 10/18/2011, Mary tries for twelve trends in twelve minutes. Things are looking up, with ever-faster adoption of devices, a new audio push, and e-commerce on the rise.
Spectrum, according to Michael Calabrese, is an infinitely renewable resource. However, exclusive use, auctions, and large corporations lead to a massively inefficient use of that spectrum for communication. In this talk, the Vice President and Director of the Wireless Future Program presents how spectrum has been divided, discusses contemporary difficulties, and suggests a few solutions that would lead to opportunistic and efficient usage of air space.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author Robert McLay about how virtual reality is helping those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.