Accelerating Change 2004-2005

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Shrinking the Planet - Accelerating Change 2005

With every passing day, it feels like the world is getting smaller and smaller. We have the ability to share photos and ideas with anyone in the world almost instantly, and the tools to find cheap gasoline on the road. Peter Barrett from Microsoft's IPTV and Scott Rafer of Wireless Ink talk about how people and technology create and foster community. [Accelerating Change Audio from IT Conversations]
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Vernor Vinge - Accelerating Change 2005

The idea that a superhuman machine intelligence could be created within our lifetimes is one that captures the imaginiations and fears of many. How can we plan for something which, by definition, changes the world in unimaginable ways? Vernor Vinge is the populizer of the term "Singularity" to describe the point at which technological progress advances so much that we cannot predict anything beyond that point. In this address from Accelerating Change 2005, he discusses how we could prepare for this type of event. [Acccelerating Change audio from IT Conversations]
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John Smart - Accelerating Change 2005

We are all ambassadors to the future - this is the guiding principle behind the Accelerating Change conferences. In this opening address, organizer John Smart introduces the speakers presenting and the ideas discussed at the conference. [Accelerating Change audio from IT Conversations]
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Peter Norvig - Web Search as a Force for Good

Web search as a Force for Good? No, we are not talking about a new beta service from Google! Peter Norvig, Director of Search Quality and Research at Google, says that when web searches are not actually saving people's lives they are improving them by saving time! He talks about how the 4 billion web pages Google indexes can be harnessed to actually make a difference in the everyday lives of people around the world with the innovative new services that Google is coming up with. [Accelerating Change 2004 audio from IT Conversations]
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Peter Thiel - Virtual Money

The virtual world is changing our perception of space and time. It is blurring geographical borders and challenging existing sociological, and political frameworks. Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal, delivers an intellectual and philosophical perspective on the virtual economy. During the presentation Peter speaks on money, communities, freedom and governance in the virtual world. [Accelerating Change 2004 audio from IT Conversations]
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Doug Engelbart - Large-Scale Collective IQ

Dr. Douglas Engelbart invented or influenced the mouse, hypertext, multiple windows, bit-mapped screens, shared screen teleconferencing, and outline processing. But his ideas transcend technology and computer science and reach into the humanitarian. In this presentation, he tells how can we construct a collective vision as to where we are headed and where we should best be headed. [Accelerating Change 2004 audio from IT Conversations]
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Richard Marks - User Interfaces in Interactive Entertainment

Sony's Richard Marks describes the entertainment interface technologies that are the most interesting now, and gives some insights on how these technologies will move forward over the next several years. He demonstrates several EyeToy tech-demos for PlayStation2 that show how new interfaces can enable new gameplay ideas. He also talks about tech-transfer and gives a quick overview of how the Sony EyeToy went from a one-person research project to a global product with over 4 million units shipped. [Accelerating Change audio on IT Conversations]
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Real Money in Virtual Economies - Accelerating Change 2004

This debate will clue you in to one of the biggest new emergences that most of us haven't yet heard of: virtual property markets and their intellectual property issues. The interchange may produce a few new business plans and should also be a whole lot of fun. The participants make legal, dollar, behavioral, and design forecasts for the virtual property markets within massively multi-player games, debating the practice from seller and designer viewpoints, and business vs. gaming intentions. [Accelerating Change 2004 audio from IT Conversations]
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Will Wright - Sculpting Possibility Space

Will Wright, creator of Sim City: Games and simulations allow us to experience hypothetical situations in fun and intuitive ways. From the designers' perspective we need to architect these "possibility landscapes" which players will later explore. Will discusses some of the informal methods, concepts and tools that he uses to approach this design task. [Accelerating Change 2004 audio on IT Conversations]
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John Smart - Simulation, Agents and Accelerating Change

"Simulation, Agents, and Accelerating Change: Personality Capture and the Linguistic User Interface," presented by John Smart at Accelerating Change 2004: One of the most important accelerating transitions occuring today is the emergence of the Linguistic User Interface or LUI. What will Windows (and the Google Browser) of 2015 look like? It seems clear that it will include sophisticated software simulations of human beings as part of the interface. First-world culture today spends more on video games than movies. These "interactive motion picture" technologies are more compelling and educating, particularly to our youth, the fastest-learning segment of society, than any linear scripts, no matter how professionally produced. [Audio from IT Conversations]
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