Thursday, June 28, 2007

The 2007 "summer song" will be Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girl"

I am a little bit late to state this this year (apologies!): Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girl" will be the 2007 "summer song". I hit it on the nose last year with Gnarls Barkley!.

Any believers/dissenters out there?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The coming Reality Divide

I am in San Diego this week for IFTF's Technology Horizons Abundant Computing Conference and we are wrapping up with a insights discussion right now. This is probably the most fun part of the event: take the past few days findings and in a group session, discuss insights and implications. (Part of our Foresight --> Insight --> Action process.)

One of the insights that I came up with the poor will have access to virtual, while the rich will get to experience the real thing. Jane McGonigal (my IFTF colleague) quickly called this the "Reality Divide".

Years from now, everyone will be able to view real-time, 4k (or greater) resolution of pretty much everything: the ocean floor, 3821 meters down; the Sistine Chapel, Machu Pichu, etc. However, I think the real desire (aspiration) will be to see it in real-life...and you'll need money to do that.