[Offtopic] Re: [Year 12 IPM] Four Funerals and a Wedding

Bill Kerr billkerr at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 13:58:13 EST 2005

I've written a summary of Damian Conway's talk at 
the four funerals are:
1. wires
2. licensed software and custom hardware
3. media as we know it
4. anonymity

The wedding is a device which he calls a Portable Information Media Platform 
It will grow out of the existing mobile phone
Check out Nokia phone, N91

It will be cordless, VOIP, pager, fax machine, answering machine, high 
resolution camera, a movie camera which runs all the time, PDA, real time 
map, internet access (news, encycopedia, library), mp3 player, video player, 
games console, light switch, credit card, dating service, a model of who you 
are which can be broadcast to others

Coming in the next 10--15 years, highly subversive and more difficult to 
justify keeping out of the classroom than rock 'n roll. 

PIMP is the ultimate education machine but schools would need to make some 
adjustments, to put it mildly

Bill Kerr

On 7/10/05, Roland Gesthuizen <rge at westallsc.vic.edu.au> wrote:
> Nice talk by the Futurist Dr Damian Conway was given recently at a Monash
> Alumni breakfast. It is a 28 Mb MP3 download but one hour presentation is
> worth listening to hear some of his creative and humorous forecasts about
> three technologies that will die and one that will converge over the next 
> 10
> years including the church that increased attendance by installing a
> wireless hotspot.
> http://www.monash.edu.au/alumni/events/gearing-for-success
> 'Four Funerals and a Wedding: disruptive technologies and digital
> convergence' Imagine a world where wireless technology is available
> everywhere, where software is replaced by services, when CDs and DVDs 
> become
> HVDs (Holographic Video Disks) and when the internet is used to turn on
> light switches!
> Regards Roland
> --
> Roland Gesthuizen - eLearning Coordinator - Westall Secondary College
> http://www.westallsc.vic.edu.au
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