Futurist, Author and CEO
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My younger son (18) is a budding video producer and just created these 2 short reels for me, cutting and pasting from various speaking engagements, presentations and interviews. I think they are quite entertaining - would love to get your feedback!! Have a look:
This is a short video with some of my best snippets from the past 5 years, taken from various keynotes and speaking engagements.
German version / Auf Deutsch
Ein kurzes Video, auf Deutsch, über meine Arbeit als Futurist und Keynote Redner. Mehr Details auf meiner deutschen Seite http://derfuturist.com
A rare 1958 interview from the author of "Brave New World" Thank you for watching.
I have just added some 25 new audio-only versions (podcasts) of my various keynote speeches, talks and presentations from the past 12 months to my free iOS / Android app - check it out (this is a great way to get really distracted while driving ;). I also have a new web-app if you don't want to download anything, here.
Never a boring moment:)
And yes, you can subscribe to my video podcasts here, as well (and download them directly onto your iPod etc)
Some of you may have heard that I am working on a new book called "From Ego to Eco - why business as usual is killing us and what to do about it". You can see some of my early work on this powerful meme here and here; and below is a first image gallery about this. Enjoy, and send some feedback if you like.
Today’s webinar was a really fun event; great questions from the audience (roughly 50 people were online), and nice interactions using the pretty cool GoToMeeting tools (no video, tho:).
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UPDATE: the video has arrived
On April 1, 2004, Google announced its new and capacious Gmail service and said it would serve up contextual ads, a move so radical that people initially thought it was an April Fool’s joke. It wasn’t. At the time, more than 30 civil liberties groups urged Google to suspend Gmail, arguing that targeting people with ads in their e-mail was setting a dangerous precedent and letting the “proverbial genie out of the bottle” for privacy abuse. California Sen. Liz Figueroa drafted a bill aimed at restricting this use of Gmail (later dropped), privacy groups asked the California Attorney General to investigate whether Google was violating wiretapping laws, and one Google critic created the “Gmail is too creepy” site. Fast-forward eight years — 425 million Gmail people are using the service, and contextual ads are regularly ignored in e-mails on Yahoo and other free e-mail services. It’s not that people are now apathetic about, for example, seeing a Viagra ad when they are asking someone for a date. It’s that people do not seem to feel threatened by the notion that Google’s all-seeing computers are eyeballing the messages and serving up ads. We see the ads everyday in our e-mails, next to our Web searches, and on the most popular sites — they have become part of the accepted Internet landscape.
Interesting story, below, illustrating how privacy perception has changed.How Google products go from creepy to cool
I don’t know the details of the deals that Spotify cuts with indies vs. majors. But I can speculate about the relative size and attractiveness of a fully-streaming market. This is where I see the world in 5-10 years, when the technology allows immediate (and mobile) on-demand access to all the world’s music at essentially all times for a modest monthly fee (which is coming very quickly) – and consumers have fully digested and acclimated to this fact (which will take quite a bit longer).
Rhapsody's Rob Reid: 'Copyright law is like doing archaeology in the Mediterranean' | The Verge
"What Google is now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that figures out what you need and supplies it before you even realize you need it"
"Google, in essence, becomes a part of you. Imagine Google playing a customized audio commentary based on what you look at while on a tourist trip and then sharing photo highlights with your friends as you go. Or Google taking over your car when it concludes based on your steering response time and blink rate that you're no longer fit to drive. Or your Google glasses automatically beaming audio and video to the police when you say a phrase that indicates you're being mugged"
"The bottom line: the more types of work computers do on your behalf to make your life easier, the more access you must grant them to the intimacies of your personal life. And that means it's time for Google and Google users think carefully about whether it's time to shift from ad-supported free services toward paid services"
"The tiny screen, camera, and speaker built into Project Glass' computerized, networked glasses means electronic information can be woven directly into people's interactions with the physical world. What sorts of information? Google isn't promising anything yet, but obvious possibilities include live navigation directions and coupon offers for nearby stores..."
"The way to think of hardware at Google is not as a bunch of artfully packaged electronic bits and pieces that can be sold for a profit. Instead, hardware is like Android and Chrome: a means to an end"
Should be fun:). More details here.