Just watchedKevin Kelly video/ presentation on future of the web. KK (of Wired) sees the internet as one computer. We use various devices to access the one computer. ‘Things’ e.g. cars, clothes, devices which incorporate chips (e.g. RFID) are effectively part of the one computer. And, indeed, we are in many respects sensors for this one computer – as more and more information ends up in the one computer.
This is enough to scare off a lot of people. In the Q&A session KK fields a number of interesting questions, including what are the opt out options, is the one computer and the human race in conflict? Interestingly seems that most people are happy to go along with what’s happening. He has a great line ‘No personalisation without transparency’. Effectively you have to open up, provide information about yourself, your business, whatever, if you want a personalised experience.
Interesting line in this from GB: ‘By using e-memory as a surrogate for meat-based memory, he argues, we free our minds to engage in more creativity, learning, and innovation (sort of likeGetting Things Done without all those darn Post-its)’.
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