…somebody (probably a somebody in the “developing” world) will become the three billionth mobile phone subscriber. Good for the providers, of course - but the effects of the network on human social organization are far more profound.
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Social networks will be like air, in that they will permeate everything that we do online AND offline. We’ll look at the underlying technologies that will make this possible, how it will evolve, and the business models that will support it.
Charlene Li, Altimeter Group
Mark Pesce talks about the explosion of communication opportunities that social media has created.
He explores the power of the social media platform and how we can use it to amplify our creative and connective capabilities.
Mark is a futurist, inventor, writer, teacher and co-inventor of Virtual Reality Modelling Language. He is also the author of five books and many papers on the future of technology.
The Wheeler Centre is a new kind of cultural institution, dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing, books and ideas. The Centre is a cornerstone of Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature status.
If the internet was cut off tomorrow, would you be happy? Dave Graney would be.
Appearing onstage at Lunchbox/Soapbox, and in his characteristically meandering style, the flamboyant stalwart of Melbourne’s music scene ponders the question: do social networks and technology inspire us to think of the future?
Reflecting on technology’s ability to send people “spiralling inwards”, Graney observes the past, present and future through the temporal perspective of each, receives a tap on the shoulder from the unknown (via Facebook), and shares some networked wisdom from a certain man from the future.