The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

The future according to Bruce Sterling

The language Bruce Sterling uses in this presentation at a recent Innovations Forum is quite "West Coast American" but some of the nuggets he describes in the possible "totally connected" world are both out there and spot on.

For me his "science fictional" description of what a geographically aware device" should be able to do is spot on. It's not about, "Oooh, maps" but the ability to safely deliver a 4-year-old to India for a sleep over with his mate Sanjay.

And his catchphrase all the way - Don't make me think!

Watch (about 35mins) and then wonder about your workplace and how it will TOTALLY change in the near future.

Bruce Sterling from Innovationsforum on Vimeo.

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