The 2017 Forecast | PSFK

The 2017 Forecast (Summary)

Four themes that will shape 2017: 

A New Singularity explores the creative, cultural and technological innovations that allow people to express themselves in new hyper-individualized ways.

Touch Enabled World delves into the world of simulated environments and how performance-enabled fabrics will allow people to use gestures as the physical world begins to incorporate a digital overlay.

Life Partnering highlights contextual and intelligent services that offer intimate, relevant and personal support during quotidian tasks evolving over the course of a lifespan.

Closed-Loop Community investigates how distributed tech will connect citizens no matter where they are to offer intelligent services to people in every corner of the world.

The Real World Web report | Living within the internet of things | PSFK

Another great report from PSFK...

"The Real World Web report in collaboration with iQ by intel identifies 10 trends and three major themes living within the internet of things that point to the role internet-enabled technologies will play in connected ecosystems of the future, and their effect on consumer behaviors and lifestyles. In our Community Net theme, we explore the growing network of individuals, sensors and wearable devices enabling the open exchange of real-time information streams while contributing to a shared pool of collective knowledge. With the Empathy Tech theme, we look at how technology is understanding a wider range of human needs and behaviors to provide relevant assistance and support at key moments. While the Conscious Planet theme considers how intelligent machines are able to respond to a range of situations with appropriate pre- determined actions without the need for human input, and even learn more sophisticated responses over time."


Disruption & Decentralisation: The Next Web Debrief 2014

Disruption, Decentralisation and a Debrief of the rest. A round up of the key themes from The Next Web, Amsterdam, May 2014 given as talks to Sky TV, UK. 

Includes Duolingo, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Digital Darwinism, Game changers today, Free is a lie, Post-Snowden Web and the Future of shopping.

Stunningly Beautiful Interactive Plants

"Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. Driven by the rapid fusion of computing and living spaces, we take interaction from computing devices and places it in the physical world using livings plants as an interactive medium." 

http://www.disneyresearch.com/research/projects/hci_botanicus_drp.htm

Botanicus-interacticus

How they did it...

Found via http://www.creativeapplications.net/other/botanicus-interacticus-designing-in...

Look to the Future at the World's Fair! (1933-1967)

Dynamic graphic optimism from the various World Fair's, 1933 to 1967

http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/search?q=WORLDs+FAIR
http://www.ultraswank.net/tag/worlds-fair/
http://theedwardians.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.cardcow.com/58564/1964-ny-worlds-fair-exposition/
http://numberoftheday.co.uk/post/2671522446/1962-worlds-fair-poster
http://easydreamer.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/rodent-infestation-at-seattle-world...

Old Future Internets...

Johnny Mnemonic Future Internet
Would pretty much be a simple Google search query now...

Lawnmower Man Cyberspace
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science,1992

The Internet in 1969
"What the wife selects on her console will be paid by the husband on his counterpart console." Hmmm

Openarch gestural 'House of the Future'

I can't get enough of these future videos, so here's the futurey film...

"Openarch is a real prototype of a smart home. The first home designed from scratch to incorporate a digital layer connecting the house and its elements to the Internet. Its inhabitants lead a new digital and connected life. It is flexible and thanks to its ability to transform, it can adapt to any condition that the user requires."

And here's how they're actually building it...

Found via http://www.fastcodesign.com/1668940/openarch-builds-house-of-the-future-fille...