Flying car crashes near Vernon, B.C., school
I am pretty sure that’s the first time we have a traffic accident involving a flying car.
2000, the Year Formerly Known as the Future
Let’s time-travel back to the year 2000 and have a look.
I somehow missed this the first time it came around, so here are just a couple of links. Fascinating stuff.
It was the end of day two of South by Southwest Interactive, the world’s highest-profile gathering of geeks and the venture capitalists who love them, and I’d been pursuing a policy of asking those I met, perhaps a little too aggressively, what it was exactly that they did. What is “user experience”, really? What the hell is “the gamification of healthcare”? Or “geofencing”? Or “design thinking”? Or “open source government”? What is “content strategy”? No, I mean, like, specifically?
Oliver Burkeman: SXSW 2011: The internet is over
Imagine it’s 1995: almost no one but Gordon Gekko and Zack Morris have cellphones, pagers are the norm; dial-up modems screech and scream to connect you an internet without Google, Facebook, or YouTube; Dolly has not yet been cloned; the first Playstation is the cutting edge in gaming technology; the Human Genome Project is creeping along; Mir is still in space; MTV still plays music; Forrest Gump wins an academy award and Pixar releases their first feature film, Toy Story. Now take that mindset and pretend you’re reading the first page of a new sci-fi novel.
The First Decade of the Future is Behind Us
Watching the Corners: On Future-Proofing Your Passion
"Spend less time fantasizing about ‘success’ and way more time making really cool mistakes."
I need to talk to you about computers.
Insightful essay about the history of computers in the light of the iPad.
2010: Living In the Future | the book
A completely book about the year 2010, written in 1972. Awesome.
These are my links for November 16th through November 18th: