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Videos from Ideajax

I’ve posted the videos from my talk Outside – the future is not in front of us at idejax.

 

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Robin Raskin on Living in Digital Times

Today we get the opportunity to hear from someone who has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be living in digital times.

Robin Raskin is an author, editor, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, consultant, and most notably producer of the Living in Digital Times summits and exhibits at CES

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No End to the Magic

I've been reading Seth Godin's blog for years and for all that time it has never been less than an astute, insightful and intelligent read. But for once I think he's got it completely wrong.

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Manuscript: Outside – The Future Is Not in front of Us

The following text is the manuscript for the condensed version of my presentation Outside – the future is not in front of us. Which I held at the Scholz & Friends digital camp in Berlin.

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It's the OS, Stupid

Microsoft shares cratered nearly 5 percent last Friday after the company announced a decline in sales of its Windows computer operating system. Its mention of 21% higher revenue in sales of Microsoft Office and Xbox didn't do much to mollify freaked out investors.

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"The Future of Advertising" Speech by P&G's Ed Artzt, 1994

On May 12, 1994, the CEO of Procter & Gamble Edwin Artzt delivered a speech at the annual 4As conference on the future of advertising. It has since become a classic, often referenced but rarely read in full. The speech, written months before the first banner ad received its first impression, was prescient in many regards and inspiring throughout:

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Nothing Comes between Me and My Computer

Forget the mouse and keyboard, and even the swipe, pinch and touch - the next generation of human-computer interactions will be the gesture, the body movement and even thoughts from the human brain.

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Outside – The Future Is Not in Front of Us… V.1

We often talk about the future as something linear, directly in front of us. We are giving ourselves the impression that we are operating within some kind of limited space, where in order to make room for new stuff, old stuff has to disappear – or be killed.

 

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Silicon Valley Needs More Philosopher-Kings

Now that computers have progressed to the point where they can challenge humans on Jeopardy! and defeat a Grandmaster in a game of chess, it's time for us to ask serious philosophical questions about what it means to be "human" during a time of accelerating technological change.

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The Web's Copernican Moment

Whether consciously or not, most of us subscribe to a PC-centric view of the Internet, in which everything revolves around content that is created or accessed via a PC or Mac. However, that is about to change as mobile increasingly becomes the new paradigm for both creating and consuming content. Quite simply, the Web is about to experience a Copernican moment.

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