Welcome to the freaky future
Here's the speech I gave at
What's going to be the big problem in this new world? Not privacy.
Thanks to +Matteo Lai, who showed off his http://empatica.com/ device that I was wearing (he was monitoring my emotions while on stage). It is a freaky future indeed!
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She's OK with it as long as they aren't on. LOL.
Really fantastic talk! But... "I'm aiming 2 video cameras at my bed" ... can't help but wonder how Mrs. feels about that! LOL
I said it because if you watch his other interviews from his YouTube channel and you look at his speech at TNW and compare it to other presenters speaking in his same field the level of confidence and fluidity that they speak with is practically night and day.
As I stated before I love his topics and I love his passion for these things that he covers but at the same time if he is going to take on this role seriously of being a public speaker or to be doing these tech interviews he needs to hone his skill just like any other.
If he were to work on his public speaking skills he would benefit from less anxiety which in turn would make him more confident which in turn would make the topic he is speaking on even MORE powerful and and people would see them for their potential.
These are the reasons I encourage to take speaking classes. I want to see his message have more power and I want to see him be more successful as a public speaker. I understand that us "nerds/geeks" are naturally introverts generally but that is all the more reason why a well done public speech has so much more power.
I've been wanting to watch this all day. This video was very interesting and definitely worth the wait.
I only wish to be there in 2030 and see all the things that you things that are think will be there. HOPE SO!
I'm not sure why you felt the need to say that. It was very rude. I personally saw nothing wrong with his speaking style.
Again. Love your topics. Love your interviews. Fascinating stuff. But if you are going to continue to be doing stuff like this..... PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF SANITY, TAKE A PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASS.
Just think of the electricity requirements to collect all that personal information, curate it, and leverage that personal data in comprehensive ways.
While all of these is freaky, doesn't all of this already exist?
I mean 2030? You even say that this stuff is already here.
So a machine helps you to be a better human? ( in your own words , and you thought it was pretty cool ! ) Calls for a little thought dont you think.
Robert can you write down the list of the services you've talked about?
That poor Frenchman was terrified.
The information about firebase is interesting. Where do you find this stuff. Is it just constant research or do people contact you with this info?
I agree it will become an addiction, because our brains are wired to accept these positive feedback loops and then modify our behavior accordingly. It's not longer a means to an end (a tool) but rather another way to define ourselves. The only solution (logical conclusion) is that we take this tech, data and everything else, and embed it into our very essence (post-humanism). The next problem is solving the fragility of this tech and making it follow the same rules of genetics, where it can mutate, replicate and survive on it's own. If we forgot how we built the system, we are likely f&!*#_!
This pegged my freak meter.
This is the first time I have actually watched one of your presentations. When I saw the time on the video, I thought I wasn't going to watch the whole thing. Next thing I know, the presentation was over and I have a bunch of new apps on my phone.
the future is pretty freaky...
I think I like all this technology, only as long as I can turn it off if I want to. I can't help feeling like it would overwhelm me and make me long to be a hermit.
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yez, that is the stuff that we are craving for the future! #habit #customization #automatization
the over the freaky line is going to be when we transition from saying it to him/ her when we refer to our devices. I think there is this other device that i take to work with me every morning, knows how to drive, know which is my favorite gas station, etc. its called my BRAIN.
Thank goodness addiction isn't a problem in 2012.
This is very similar to the future I foresee or think about daily.
I have been very interested in the 'wearable' technologies since I saw a very early prototype 5 years ago. They are cool and they are coming. The problem with the 'data mining' piece referenced in the talk (besides the obvious privacy issue) is that the end goal is to identify a pattern and then try to predict things based on those patterns. A lot of people are very routine, comfortable, predictable, and are unfamiliar with change. A lot of people, however, also aren't. I make it a point to routinely break habits, cycles, and to try new things and new places. Sometimes I am disappointed, sometimes I am not, but my behavior is anything but predictable. If the system relies on my habits to function properly, it is going to drive me to stay stuck in those same habits and routines to 'oblige the system'. It just seems like a way to "sell" the quasi-benefits of 'data mining'...
Yes. So true I always have my phone with me. Not surprised that my smart phone is smarter than me.
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Dude, this shit sucks, I dont even know how I am on this dumb "Google Circle Jerk"
Its called, pick up the phone and call someone. Its nice to have friends online, but everyone that I know that has FadBook, only knows really, like 3 of there 500 "friends" - get a life
"Shut the fuck up fat man" - Pulp Fiction
- Minority Report stuff!
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like that isnt the problem already!! Addictipn is deadly
freaky deaky !!!
Great Apps!!! When does Karma reach the UK?
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Actually gave this PlaceMe app a shot a few weeks back and it's freaky. Now the only problem is that GPS is not that accurate at some areas so it's detecting wrong positions at times but it learns which locations you go to, it tells you when and how often you've been there, too. Now if position data is more precise and the hardware in use has many more features I can imagine how this can be used to influence your life and the content shown to you. Just imagine shopping windows become flat screens some day and as soon as you pass them they show you goods you've bought or are interested in. This is becoming very scary. It could make you cahnge your opinion on subjects by showing you the content in a certain way. Lets see where this will take us. I'm excited but also scared.
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Devices, Sensors, Data and Analytics - the future is awesome as the world's hyper-innovators, awesome developers and design leaders genuinely improve our lives and humanity in general. Great talk Robert.
Robert, YOU THE MAN!
Empatic sounds interesting- I'd like to see the self driving car someday!
The tech of all this is interesting, but the real value of these changes seems very small for the user and high for the data aggregators. Not having to set my alarm clock, for example, saves me nothing.
spot on. great speech!
I think wen it is the futre aliens will own the planet.
- Great points into Addiction and Privacy. As you state, different cultures have varying levels of privacy concerns and fear of State intrusion.
For any such services to have a 'Global' appeal, they will need to have a 'Local' outlook and allow users to turn on and off any particular function they desire.
If services employ a take it or leave approach, they are unlikely to succeed outside of their National boundaries.
A well travelled man like yourself will understand, that even in Europe, we have different values to USA Citizens.
this is the first time I've been able to sit and watch a talk this long without getting bored in a while. Well done :)
Robert your speech was great and the technology is really on a freaky road. I have learned two things - simple ones - and I am asking myself if s it so good to share all the personal info with the world. The two things that I have mentioned are:
1. It is 1000 times harder to do a small good thing to someone, than to do a great bad thing to many. - Anonimus
2. Nobel invented the dynamite to help people build bridges in the mountains and make roads. Some are using it to kill people.
I think that all this technology will be like in Star Trek if the privacy of the personal data can be turned on and off by the owner at will. I think, also that the security of this data is critical from the point of view of to whom I share my private life – another on and off option.
I wish to live the day when I will tell SIRI (or Amanda, or Helga, or John – whatever the personal computer’s name will be) to make me the coffee, to play music and to share my personal life with a new friend, IF I WANT to do that.
Wowowowow. Google- as home of not so well concealed product placement. next we will hear rave reviews for implanted chips that help Big Brother keep us safe from ourselves.
Interesting speech Robert! Freaky line is easily crossed because of our fundamental fear of the unknown...but not to worry, our personally calibrated implanted/drug release Pak will ease our pains and anxieties, help us feel good, compensate for hangovers, modulate our moods, numb our heartaches, boost our attention spans, improve our learning curves, prevent depression, inject adrenalin into our body even before we need it...Addictive, you bet. Try the latest App designed to rate your addiction level, its called AddApp...get it?
Wow, super jazzed about Empatica! This app can fit in so nicely with what tethr wants to do to help keep human connection front and center during crisis communications. Thank you for covering this, Robert!!
I love the new techonologies but what I get concerned about it the automation of human life! What happens when we don't get connected and don't know in an instant what the weather is like or where something is?
Are we even going to be able to have a decent relationship with anyone in reality or are we going to get to know people through computers, coz I can tell you know that getting to know someone over the internet and in person isn't always compatible.
I think a lot of investment needs to be made in psychology research to cover what we dont' know about how the human condition changes in relation to the 'sensor-built world'; because we have become so insular and segregated ( arguably) - how can we measure intelligence of other people in order to interact with them? I would be interested to see how this is arch of science is developed. We are being sold all of these technologies as individuals within a larger component. I will look forward to us coming together in some way. , human behaviour is going to change in response to this perhaps too fast for everyone to catch up. People are still worried about 'information'-sharing so is there a choice about not being involved. I don't think so.
Also, a prediction is that people won't want to use more technologies because of energy-saving drives. However, I believe that conductors have improved so much that we won't have to worry about this too much but people will still need to be conscientious and encouraged not to use too much of certain energies.
You gave me a lot to think about. Thanks
BTW "fuck it ship it" what's that about? (sticker on your laptop)
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The thing that concerns me about all this data gathering is not what is possible with it, it's more about who has access to it, and more importantly, who doesn't.
I don't really mind people collecting data about me, as long as I have the same access to it as they do (and that goes all the way from the smallest startup to the largest government agency)
Inappropriate (for mass public viewing) sticker choice on the laptop lid.......I almost choked on my prudishness :)
Good presentation Robert, i really enjoyed your speculations.
Great speech, Robert. You can tell your were terrified in the beginning but you did a fantastic job despite that. It just makes you human. Thank you for helping me envision the future dependence on technology; you really brought home to me how we are increasingly relying on it.
People say that if the Internet was "broken" today that the world would stand still; can you imagine the same thing then? We couldn't even sleep properly because our alarm clocks would suddenly be "stupid" again! Our toasters won't know how long to toast our bread and we'll burn it! Our cars won't be able to drive us to work and we may have to "relearn" how to drive!
You also bring to mind accessibility; what good would Google Glasses be to a blind person? Certainly they'll have to have an audio version. Or, will we be able to have those glasses somehow "hook into" the brain to create vision? Powerful stuff, Robert. Powerful.
Thanks for the talk yesterday, was a great more optimistic balance to the morning at TNW!
I wonder if you've heard of Jobs' comment on this kind of device?
People's minds will take longer to change. Only one person needs to be questioned on the veracity of their weekend to XYZ when someone wearing glasses pipes up with "they also visited their ex's mother-in-law".
Also, is it possible that, white-lies will not be worth the hassle, creating a seemingly more honest environment, taking people off guard and allowing the lies worth the effort of hiding to go on?
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More like 2020...
, not only the integration of systems, but also safeguards against negative impacts or crime is a major challenge
yeah, that would be cool.
Watching this I can't stop myself from asking why isn't it possible to make comments on certain parts of this video. You talk about so many things and I have a comment on a few of them. If I could comment on certain parts of this video, I think it'll be far more productive and interesting.
Imagine a world where we will be able to access to so much personal information, which will eventually make our communication more effective and transparent.
how does the system all work? Well, that's what still needs to be built, but a lot of it already works today.
Also, interesting that no one has commented on my sticker choice on my Mac. :-)
Thanks for the nice speech..but I'm still baffled, how does it really work?
what is a bit frightening is that we feel the great potential behind htese gadgets, sensors but we cannot explicitely define this potential: what kind of application can be developed? How can we use the tremendous flow of data that will be poured out of these captors. There are some dieas, scifi books have given some hints and they are not always enjoying. It can and it will probably be something big.
thanks! It was my best speech to date so far.
sorry, you're wrong. I've already seen wearable systems. was wearing one at CES this year (by the way, came up to him while I was standing there and started asking questions about the system he was wearing).
very good lecture, Robert
I don't think google glass is possible.
The glass is so near to your eye that its pixel density has to be at least 10 times that of iPhone's retina display, in order for the icons not to seen as pixelated..and we don't have such glass technology yet.
Seriously... I think you should replace the Energizer rabbit as the new spokesman.
Still addicted, but less since your keynote...