futuristgerd:

(via MediaFuturist: New video: Rebooting Media: my presentation at the Belfast Media Festival 2012)

This is a very nicely recorded video (thanks to the BBC NI and their fabulous studio in Belfast) and I cover a lot of ground as far as the future of media is concerned; one of my best talks on this topic, to date, imho:)  Enjoy and share!

You can download the PDF with most of the slides here , or just browse my Slideshare channel. In this talk I cover most of the key topics such as ‘the people formerly known as consumers’, the shift from ownership to access, advertising becoming content, independence replaced by Interdependence, the end of attention monopolies, the social OS aka SoLoMo.   

Special thanks to the BBC NI for making a great video and sharing it with me and everyone else.  Also special thanks to Tiffany Shlain and her great work - be sure to watch ‘Connected the Movie’ asap!!

Reblogged from futuristgerd

fear that the companies’ networking gear and software could be used by China’s spooks to eavesdrop on sensitive communications, or that it might contain “kill switches” which would allow China to disable the systems involved in the event of a conflict. “I think it’s ridiculous to allow a Chinese company with connections to the Chinese government and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to have access to a network,” says Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike, a web-security outfit.

Huawei: The company that spooked the world | The Economist Gerd Leonhard comments: I tend to agree on this. If Chinese companies want to play in this turf, globally, they should adhere to the same standards of openness and democracy than everyone else. maybe this will be a reason for china to finally get with the program ?

It is only going to get worse. Piracy has started to move beyond the Internet and media and into the physical world. People on the fringes of tech, often early adopters of new devices and gadgets, are now working with 3-D printers that can churn out actual physical objects. Say you need a wall hook or want to replace a bit of hardware that fell off your luggage. You can download a file and “print” these objects with printers that spray layers of plastic, metal or ceramics into shapes.

Piracy thoughts via nick bilton NYT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/sunday-review/internet-pirates-will-always-win.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss