A conversation with The Institute for the Future with Michael Liebhold via VLAB

July 10, 2012

This video  to me via the VLAB mailing list: http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=450

Michael Liebhold talks about:
  • global supercomputing
  • combinatorial innovation
  • liquid data, augmented reality
  • ambient decisions
  • data visualizations
  • blending personal with clinical information ecosystems
  • datapalooza
  • RDF linked databases
  • predictive analytics on medical data sets
  • singularity skepticism “We don’t know what we are uploading”
  • data quality and providence
  • using retail space to window shop and then buy on eBay
    • ask me about my great start-up idea on how to capture the real value of brick and mortar
  • Keiichi Matsuda “Augmented City
  • personal ecosystems acting as contextual filters for data overload
  • Cognitive toolkit:
    • read SciFi: Sterling, Vinge, Rucker, Stross (the right Stross – hear hear!),
    • read over your head (even technical manuals),
    • social network like crazy,
  • collecting credible signals about the future (I would love to see this compiled forecast graph that he talks about around 31:20
  • AR is the web escaping from the screen into the real world,
  • by 2025 the children will never know a world not ornamented with big data
One thing that struck me is that he doesn’t talk about the risks associated with how big data will be filtered for consumption.  He says that data overload will be prevented by a filter based on you personal data ecosystem, but not who will control those filters.  Will people be fed only the information that sells more product?  Will it require hackers to break out of this matrix?
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