Category Archives: Future Technology

7 ways games reward the brain

Games and Human Behavior

We’re bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours — and real money — exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more.  Watch this video about trends in gameplay.

See more about game mechanics and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Social Media Culture: A New Connected Ecosystem

Social Media Culture & Living on the Grid

A Paradigm Shift of Control

Emerging Cultural Practices

Sharing and Collaboration vs Walling

Intelligent Filters for less interruptions and smart noise in a connected world

This thought provoking video made me think and laugh out loud at the same time.  The images and stories are very exciting, I encourage you to take the time to watch this video and share your thoughts here.

See this AMAZING Google Tech Talk by Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard is a Music & Media Futurist, Author, Speaker, Advisor, and Digital Media Entrepreneur. The Wall Street Journal calls Gerd one of the leading media futurists in the world. He is the Co-Author of the influential book “The Future of Music” (2005, Berklee Press), as well as the author of “Music2.0″ (released 2/2008, and of “Open is King – The Future of Media beyond Control” (late 2008).

The End of Control: The Networked Effect

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Are you scared or excited?

Open Source: Social Media, Web, Government, & US 2.0 #oscon

Open Source: Social Media, Web, Government, & US 2.0 #oscon

Mobile Enterprise 2.0 and Social Media growth explosion happens because of Crowd Sourcing and Open Source. The world is changing and we have great opportunities in front of us. The Web 2.0 and Government 2.0 movement is taking us into new frontiers where we will explore fresh new ways of communication and collaboration. There have been many things going on this week that has me thinking more about the internet as an operating system. Open Source: “Some of the best things in life are free”. While the value of open source is recognized by more private companies and government agencies, I am wondering more about the future of open source. Here are a few videos I hope you share with your friends.

Happy Fav Five Friday!

“Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.” ~ John S. Herrington

“Rebuilding the World” by Don Tapscott

The global economic crisis is a wakeup call to the world: we need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, but now have come to the end of their life cycle. The financial services industry, for example, does not just need fresh infusion of capital or some new regulations; it needs a whole new operating model — one based on transparency, sharing of intellectual property and global governance.

The new keynote “Rebuilding the World” by Don Tapscott from Sander Duivestein on Vimeo.

Tim O’Reilly: Open Source & Government 2.0 – DIO #oscon

US Now

A film about democracy, mass collaboration and the internet. Featuring interviews with Alan Cox, Matthew Taylor, Liam Daish, Clay Shirky, George Osborne MP, and Ed Milliband MP.

Net Neutrality Open Source Documentary

Remember this? Barack Obama: On Net Neutrality

The Future of Social Media, Thought Leaders Share Ideas About Social Networking

The Future of Social Network Marketing by Social Media Thought Leaders

The future of Social Media Marketing has been taking an interesting direction.  Can you imagine getting a discount coupon on your iPhone via text message for a place you are shopping in right now?  Twitter seems to be the sweet spot for marketers.  Twitter is a micro-blogging platform that allows users to post short messages that can contain links to a bigger message or presentation.  I use Twitter to stay in touch with friends and to discover new things about stuff in which I already have an interest.  I don’t really care to have marketing messages clogging up my twitter stream.  I feel lucky to be able to use twitter for free and I am willing to pay for this great communication tool because it has more value than TV for me.  I was thinking that it would be cool to have Twitter integrated into TV.  Would you be interested in commenting on TV programs with your friends during the show?  I guess I’m thinking about Twitter and TV together because I get irritated by boring commercials during my shows.  I just canceled a subscription to one of my favorite magazines because after all the inserts fell all over the floor and I cut out all the ads, I only had a couple of pages left.  I understand that advertisers help control the cost, but there needs to be a balance.

Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI) just finished their Social Media Road Show in Canada and here is a quick video with some Social Media Thought Leaders.  The Social Media Road Show is coming to the United States, check their site for dates and locations.

  • What’s your take on the future of Social Media?
  • Will you purchase non-digital items with your iPhone?
  • Will Twitter be embedded into your entertainment?