I really enjoyed this conference – the people were GREAT! and I learned some new stuff.
Accelerating Change is put on by the Acceleration Studies Foundation. They are working on Awareness, Education, Research (Technological Road-mapping in particular) and Advocacy.
They are going to start doing Future Salon’s ‘in-world’ in Second Life. With this and other references and exposure to Second Life I think I will actually go exploring. Perhaps some day we can have Planetworks happen there and maybe even an identity gang meeting.
Jon Udell did a great presentations about google mapping and annotating the world. ChicagoCrime.org and Google maps pedomiters to tag good bicycle routes. He talked about how when biking and listening to podcasting the place and audio get mingled and linked.
Dodgeball and plazes currently broadcast location. Someone might do it for you – someone who spots you and takes a picture and tags you. [This resonated with Jamais’ talk on the participatory panopticon.] We leave crumbs around all the time – credit cards, EZ passes. In the transparent society how can we apply others when not applying it to us. Selective transparency and accountability always favors the powerful. Everyone will be naked all the time.
Technology is changing the meaning and experience of public places. Who gets what level of access.
Human brains do not deal well with large matrices of permissions. Who can know where I am when in control of data. Who can know my whereabouts determined by degrees in social situations.
Collaborative annotation of the planet is coming. The birdwatchers of central park use a bird register it sits in a house anyone can log an observation in the notebook – it is effectively a wiki. With the coming world you could assign and address to a tree and link a story to the address. These birders will not likely want to adopt the new technology but likely if the won’t. If the book disappears they will likely wish they had an off site backup.
We will scavenge across the dataweb to find information about upcoming events in our towns. Today in his town one walks up and down the mainstreet to view all the posters.
He mentioned an awesome site DavidRumsey.com I first saw him present at the Long Now Foundation. His map collection is amazing along with the powerful viewers that have been built to view maps of the same place over time. We will oventually be able to connect these historic maps to our locations in real time.