in the 10-year future of virtual worlds, mirror worlds,
augmented reality, lifelogs, and other tech of the emerging
web? See our free industry foresight report and website:
Roadmap: Pathways to the 3D Web.
in internet television, the next big emergence for the
global web? Read or watch How
the Television Will be Revolutionized,
John Smart, 2010. Real broadband, open media standards,
enterprising organizations, independent politicians,
and activist consumers will play key roles in maturing
this technology platform. The next ten years will bring
much greater democracy, subcultural diversity, collective
intelligence, and more creative destruction to traditional
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Physics of Performance Curves, an EDU Conference
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explains the differential rates of acceleration in our technology
performance curves (computing, storage, bandwidth, energy production,
etc.) as documented in Performance
- The greatest gains occur in technologies where the rates of
miniaturization and virtualization
are the fastest. Why is this curious fact so little-known? What
are its business, policy, and social implications?
- Can we develop better predictive theories for the growth and
future of technology performance curves?
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