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Tagged with “future” (3)

  1. Why Mobile Apps Must Die

    Mobile apps are on a clear trajectory for failure. It’s just not possible to have an app for every device in my house, every product I own and every store I enter. Much like Yahoos original hierarchy gave way to Google’s search. Applications have to give away to a ‘just in time’ approach to applications.

    This talk will explain how applications must give way to a more universal approach to application distribution, one based on the mobile web and cloud services. The problem of course, is that the mobile web has both hands tied behind its back. Any mobile app today is locked away behind a browser ghetto: in effect, a sub OS inside a larger mobile OS.

    This isn’t just an arbitrary technology debate, a just-in-time approach to application functionality can unleash entirely new sets of application, ones which are impossible with native apps.

    This talk will layout how this problem can be fixed, and what changes need to take place, outside of just HTML5, for it to happen.

    Scott Jenson, Creative Dir, frog design

    As frog's Creative Director, Scott Jenson was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the late 80s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface guidelines and the Newton. After that, he was a freelance design consultant for many years, then director of product design for Symbian, and finally managed the mobile UX group at Google. You can follow frog Creative Director Scott Jenson on Twitter @scottjenson.

    http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12580

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  2. The 3-D Printer - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    3-D printing techniques offer a chance to make manufacturing more efficient and flexible, but as we'll hear they also pose challenges to traditional labour relations and to intellectual property rights.

    Guests:
    Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist
    Bre Pettis, Co-founder of Makerbot Industries
    Michael Weinberg. Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge
    Professor Berok Khoshnevis, Engineering, University of Southern California

    Further Information:
    Economist article on 3-D printing (http://www.economist.com/node/18114221)
    Makerbot Industries website (http://www.makerbot.com/)
    Thingiverse website (http://www.thingiverse.com/)
    Centre for Rapid Automotated Fabrication Technologies (http://craft.usc.edu/Mission.html)
    Behrokh Khoshnevis profile (http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~khoshnev/)
    Public Knowledge website (http://www.publicknowledge.org/)
    Public Knowledge resources on 3D printing (http://www.publicknowledge.org/3d-printing-bits-atoms)

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/the-3-d-printer/3667402

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  3. Kevin Kelly on the Future of the Web and Everything Else

    March 26 2007 - Author Kevin Kelly talks about the role of technology in our lives, the future of the web, how to time travel, the wisdom of the hive, the economics of reputation, the convergence of the biological and the mechanical, and his impact on the movies The Matrix and Minority Report.

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