Archive for the ‘future’ Category

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Michio Kaku on the future of computing

by Warren

Back in 1960, a state of the art computer cost millions of dollars, weighed thousands of pounds, and was slower (by an order of magnitude) than an average chip in today’s cellphones. Physicist and science popularizer Michio Kaku (whose BBC series “Visions of the Future” is awesome, btw) breaks down where computing is going in the next ten years. Computers will be ubiquitous, mostly invisible, and profoundly shaping and transforming our civilization. Sounds good to me.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Preparing for a global future

by Warren

Ian Goldin, one of the many smart people to speak at the always excellent TED conference, lays down the challenges facing us in the next 30 years. The takeaway? The coming decades are full of amazing technologies, but if we don’t find new ways to co-operate, we’re all screwed.

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

More bon mots from Bruce Sterling

by Warren

This time from the Reboot conference.

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The future of phones!

by Warren

Amazing what these telephones can do nowadays! If nowadays is 1970something. If I’d seen this at the time it would have blown my 5-year-old mind. Though one thing the video does get right is blasting out the funky jazz tunes while working at home. That I do everyday.

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Neat video about living in exponential times

by Warren

Did You Know? from Amybeth on Vimeo.