By Loic Le Meur
It’s my 9th Davos in a row and I am lucky to be invited to speak twice this year, I’m giving a talk on future trends “digital convergence” in David Kirkpatrick‘s session and I moderate my own dinner on “social networking addiction” tonight, both are over-registered (the WEF keeps the sessions small) which makes my day.Here is the 10 mins video and a few notes, there are many more trends but I did not have more time. Thanks Robert for recording it.
Then I explain as both individuals and enterprises can monitor this stream and interact in real time, here is an outline of the trends I highlight:
- the founder of Twitter Evan Williams gets his emails posted on the blog TechCrunch
- the US government“gag requests” user data from social networking sites for some users involved in wikileaks
- email, sms, Facebook and Twitter intrusions non stop
- impossible to read a book
- cannot concentrate on a task
- software to shut you off the Internet start to appear
- the shallows book by Nicholas Carr
- apps to help you disconnect from the Internet such as MacFreedom, awayfind, rescuetime,getconcentrating and onetask
4. Location getting social is a game changer
- what’s happening around me right now?
- which of my friends are or have been here?
- can I get any special deal?
- what can I learn about this place?
an iPad mounted in a car making it a platform
5. Everything is becoming a platform
- marketplaces and app stores everywhere
- they won’t remain in your computer:
- cars are starting to have apps or ipads get hacked in cars
- a fridge with apps for diet or cooking
- a japanesetoilet analyzes how fit you are
- TV is the next platform
- Scales that measure your weight
- Apps that control your fitness
- Tweet and share your weight loss
- Record how you sleep
- DNA information
- Google health stores it in the cloud
- Foodspotting and recording what you eat
- Apps for your brain