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.

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

How would you draw the internet?

How would you draw the internet? I've picked some favs from the competition pot, see all here http://www.canyoudrawtheinternet.com/

"Can you draw the Internet? Children today are growing up in a world of technology and communications. They have never experienced a world without the internet, with every part of their day consumed by mobile phones, websites, computer games, apps, Xbox, you name it.  We took this thought and 'thought' it would be interesting to find out what their perception of the internet actually is, by way of scribble, drawing, or piece of art. Then, to make things even more interesting we thought it would be great to get the creative industry involved. Why? To find out who's the more creative. The industry with all of it's wisdom, or the kids with their vivid imaginations."