Internet Evolution: Hyperconnected, Hyper-real

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

What are your fears and hopes for the future of the Internet?

People who do not understand the potential threats may never get to benefit from the possible opportunities. Most technology experts foresee: wireless devices embedded in everything - including us; nearly invisible cameras recording activity in all public spaces; databases cataloguing our online actions; massive data centers that allow that information to be sorted and understood in new ways; changes in work and home environments as the Internet of Things and everyware applications become widespread and immersive, invisible, ambient, networked computing makes us available to more people in more ways. And what about the implications of a direct brain-to-computer interface?

Join in a discussion aimed at illuminating the concerns that should be addressed today to prepare for the potential future scenarios predicted by experts as documented by Pew Internet & American Life Project surveys and other current research. Top trends already illuminated in expert surveys will be covered, and the audience will be invited to participate. We’ll also use an interactive element such as twtpoll.com to allow the group to speak out about best practices for the best future possible.

LEVEL: Advanced

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Janna Anderson

Director of Imagining the Internet, intergalactic info fanatic, futurist, professor, journalist, researcher bio from Twitter

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  • Paulien Dresscher
  • Heleen van Lier
  • Iskander Smit
  • Janna Q. Anderson
  • Patricia Marinho
  • wilbertbaan

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  • Daniel Joseph Byrd
  • David Swedlow
  • Eamonn O'Brien-Strain
  • Johannes Kleske
  • Justin Shreve
  • Christian Giordano

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Big Bend, Hyatt Regency Austin

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Books by speaker

  • Challenges and Opportunities: The Future of the Internet, Volume 4
  • Ubiquity, Mobility, Security: The Future of the Internet, Volume 3
  • Hopes and Fears: The Future of the Internet, Volume 2

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