Tag: Technology

Peering Into the Future of Media (my comments quoted in the New York Times / INYT: language barriers will evaporate”)

Eric Pfanner wrote a nice piece on the future of media in the New York Times, quoting me several times  (thanks, Erik). Here are the best snippets: Globalization of the media business will advance, creating new markets. The old centers of media creation and consumption, the United States and Europe, will ...

The Future Of Technology Isn’t (Just) Mobile, It’s Contextual (Guest Post by Marizanne)

Marizanne (The Futures Agency and Gerd’s Content and Research Manager) shares another popular post from the TFA blog. “In the coming years, there will be a shift toward what is now known as contextual computing. Always-present computers, able to sense the objective and subjective aspects of a given situation, will augment ...

Home Tweet Home: A House with Its Own Voice on Twitter (guest post by Marizanne)

This is a guest post by Marizanne Knoesen, Gerd’s and the The Futures Agency’s content and research manager. Many TFA followers found this post interesting and hopefully you do too 🙂 As weird as a Twitter-enabled house might seem, it offers a glimpse of the future. As interest grows in the ...

The Man With the Google Glasses (via NYTimes.com), watch this video

On the one hand, the video is a testament to modern technology’s extraordinary feats — not only instant communication across blocks or continents, but also an almost god-like access to information about the world around us. The Man in the Google Glasses can find his way effortlessly through the mazes of ...

Good resource: An Illustrated Guide to the State of Sustainability (US numbers)

Via ThinkProgress.org Some key snippets (quoted): Commercial and industrial efficiency is something that companies are taking more seriously. But the fact is, we waste around 85% of the energy produced in the U.S. And we’re not getting much better. Vehicle emissions are growing slightly. Last year, the Obama Administration ...

Video: Clay Shirky at Google Talks

Clay's presentation at GoogleTalks is well worth watching. "The author of the breakout hit 'Here Comes Everybody' reveals how new technology is changing us from consumers to collaborators, unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world. For decades, technology encouraged people to squander their time and intellect as passive consumers. Today, ...

The future is not linear, binary, yes/no – it’s fuzzy!

Some business models will work, somewhere, sometime, for some of us; many others will not. There will be very few cook-books, recipes or formulas and 'plans' as things will be even more fragmented and constantly in-flux. For leaders, being Connectors will become more crucial than being Directors as constant remixing ...

New Podcast: Mobile First! Again.

I just uploaded a new podcast on my "Media Futurist" iPhone app, entitled "Mobile First", sharing some thoughts on why I think this is a very important paradigm shift, for me, my clients and… the world;). As I mentioned yesterday, for now, these podcasts are exclusive to the app ...

Meet me at the INMA World Congress in NY (April 27): Keynote on how to monetize content in the next 3 years

I am delighted to have been invited to hold a keynote at the International Newsmedia Marketing Association (INMA) prestigious World Congress in New York City, on April 26-28, 2010. Here is what I will talk about (Tues, April 27, 9am):  The Future of News, Publishing, and Media: How to Monetize ...

Meet me at the Guardian Changing Media Summit in London (March 18)

I am delighted to have been asked to contribute to this year's Guardian Changing Media Summit in London, on March 18, 2010. I will be chiming in twice: a) a panel discussion on "What does the future sound like? Understanding and reacting to the creative and commercial transformation of ...

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