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20 Searches [through Glass] (by Project Glass)

Comments Gerd Leonhard: watch this video for a glimpse of the future - so how dependent on technology will we become …? Just like car navigation devices may have rendered many cab drivers useless if the GPS is not working, will we become ‘useless’ when the Internet is down or our devices are out of power?  Made me think, for sure.

The future of technologies for planet and people. Futurist Gerd Leonhard talk at WFSF 2013 (by Gerd Leonhard)

Brand-new video

Is Technology Making Our Lives Richer Or Poorer? A conversation between Nicholas Thompson, a senior editor covering technology for the New Yorker, and computing pioneer Jaron Lanier. They’ll discuss the virtues of technology, but also the ways it has made us less imaginative, more distracted, and less connected to other people. Lanier is one of the founders of “virtual reality,” but he has since become the most prominent critic of what technology has wrought. Last year, he published “You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto,” a provocative critique of digital technologies, including Wikipedia (which he called a triumph of “intellectual mob rule”) and social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, which Lanier has described as dehumanizing and designed to encourage shallow interactions.
next…  devices go INSIDE of us.

next…  devices go INSIDE of us.

Have you ever jaywalked, exceeded the speed limit, lingered in a parking space beyond the time you paid for or broken rules in a minor way? Would you want to pay for these infractions? When everything is connected, nothing can be hidden, particularly when exposure translates into revenue for government agencies, businesses or entrepreneurs. Would an insurance company pay to know if its health insurance clients keep only unhealthy food in their refrigerators, so it could mitigate a higher risk of health problems with higher premiums? Count on it. This is the world the Internet of Things makes possible.

The Internet Of Pointless, Perilous Things - Hardware - Peripherals

Really good points here. Makes me worried ;(

A simple example, he suggested, could involve the emerging “second screen” trend, in which spectators watch the main action in person or on a TV while also browsing supplementary information on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Raw data collected from sensors could be routed through Hadoop or some other system designed to make the content useful, and then delivered almost instantly, and perhaps in a personalized form, to the viewer.

Baseball Meets Internet Of Things: Bye, Bad Umpires?

Gerd adds: this strikes me as rather bizarre, somehow - are robots playing baseball next?

Consider the opposite of augmented reality: “deletive reality.” If pedestrians in New York or Mumbai don’t want to see homeless people, they could delete them from view in real-time. This not only diminishes the diversity of reality; it also blocks us from developing empathy.

Audi connect®: Beach Day (by AudiofAmerica)

Pretty interesting look at how connectivity is changing THE CAR.

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Science!

Comment: The future often sounds surreal, but if we look back we are amazed by what has happened already!

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Science!

Comment: The future often sounds surreal, but if we look back we are amazed by what has happened already!

Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work (Om Malik)

the challenges of the connected future are less technical and more legislative, political and philsophical. The shift from a generation that started out un-connected to one that is growing up connected will result in conflicts, disruption and eventually the redrawing of our societal expectations. The human race has experienced these shifts before — just not at the speed and scale of this shift.

The Futures Agency: The Future of Retail Presentation

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Introduction to the presentation:

The retail industry is changing more than ever before. E-commerce has disrupted the brick-and-mortar format we’ve used for hundreds of years. Consumers have more options than ever before and will only spend their money on the very best option. To keep up,…

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The future of technology disruption in the office (by ricoheurope)

Nice Video by RICOH

Key Topics in the Next 5 Years - discussed by Futurists Dr. James Canton and Gerd Leonhard (by Gerd Leonhard

We had a nice talk imho:)) take a look

The Future of Technology in a Digital Society: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard in Paris (Systematic) (by Gerd Leonhard)

Please take a look and let me know how you like it. The PDF with the slides is here: http://gerd.fm/WlJaXa