predictions

2008 Prediction #2: Outsource Consent

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Here's a funky New Year's resolution for you: I intend to make fewer decisions on my own, and instead outsource them to people I don’t even know.

I don't think I'll be alone in doing so.

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2008 Prediction #3: Play More Games

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

In 2008, we're all going to move closer to becoming gamers.

I'm not talking just players of actual games, per se, although those segments of consumers are growing exponentially:

 

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2008 Prediction #4: Less Search, More Found

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

If 2007 was a year wherein lots of companies got their collective heads around Internet search, 2008 could be the year they start thinking about what to do when they're found.

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2008 Prediction #5: Talk Less, Do More

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Ok, you probably know by now that I'm no Nostradamus.

I'm less interested in making predictions of what will be, but rather forecasting issues that might be relevant to us, whether as trends impacting business...or potential areas of experimentation and exploration that could prompt said trends.

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A Whitepaper Outlining an Ad Pre-Testing Model Based on Prediction Markets

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Don't Just Make a Prediction, Set Yourself up on a 'Prediction Eddy'

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The Future of: User Generated Advertising?

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Russell Davies writes here about the probable need for a single page/repository of information about every single product in the world - information associated with its actual use, the memories associated with it, the stories, etc. Information that probably currently exists distributed across the web and in people's memories - but put together in one easy-to-find place by the people who use the products in question.

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The Future of: News Reporting?

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Sometime in the near future, Wikipedia will absorb and back up all the information in the world even as it’s being created. It’s already doing a good job of it – and it’ll only get better.

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The Future of: Futurism

by: Iqbal Mohammed

In his last column for WIRED magazine, prognosticator Bruce Sterling takes on futurism itself. After tackling the directions the Internet is going to take us - more individualism, less institutionalism, low cost connectivity, ubiquitous creativity, collaboration and a blurring of where reality ends and virtuality begins - Bruce hones in squarely on futurism.

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What Are Your 2008 Predictions and Business Goals

by: Rick van der Wal via Business and Games Blog

Earlier I reported about Virtual World News’ survey amongst 45 big players in the field of Virtual Worlds, and now they want bloggers to answer the same questions:

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