So instead of just seeing your shares in buckets (100 Facebook, 50 Twitter, 30 LinkedIn, etc.) you see exactly how that content spread in a tangled web from it’s original sharer to other channels.
Lifecasting isn’t new, but today’s tools enable citizen-broadcasting + voyeurism on an unprecedented scale.
It’s important to understand the lessons and pitfalls of our recent history in this era. And of course, Jennicam is the Godmother of this…
We’re Tweeting and Facebooking and Periscoping more of our lives than ever before. But all of these media give us the opportunity to tailor our online presence. To only portray the best, sexiest, smartest moments. Jenni showed us everything. The good, the bad, the exciting, the mundane. She gave control of her online life over to the public and the technology that broadcast it. It was adventurous in a way that even the most public facing lifecaster these days would not dare to be.
“Vision without execution is hallucination.” -Walter Isaacson
“The problems about making predictions about the future is that you have to be so bold and so outrageous that people would fail by completely underestimating the world of the future.” – Arthur C. Clarke
“You can trick to click but you can’t trick to share.” -Mikala Bierma, Buzzfeed on writing headlines
“You’ve already ridden in a driverless car. Uber’s prototype uses humans for now.” -Nick Parris, Contagious Magazine
“I have no fear about future humans with augmented brains being able to sort through massive amounts of data.” – Jason Scott, Internet Archive
“The future always arrives too fast — and in the wrong order.” -Alvin Toffler
Key stat from the piece…
Cisco projects video to represent 71% of all mobile data traffic by 2019…
“All Teslas will get an over-the-air update this summer, probably around June, allowing them to drive in “Autopilot” mode… it seems Autopilot will be disabled when you’re not doing freeway driving, which is by far the easiest aspect of autonomous vehicle activity. Musk did confirm that the Autopilot mode would be “technically capable of driving from parking lot to parking lot.” The car will also be allowed to drive itself when you summon it, and when you’re parking it in your garage.
Just to be clear, we’re not talking about some far-off future Tesla. We’re not talking about Google driverless car prototypes or government road tests. This is a car you can buy today, which will be given the ability to drive itself in a few months via the same setup that updates your iPhone.
Automated automobiles, automatically activated.”
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
-George S. Patton
Virtual reality is just getting started. A bunch of companies, including HTC, Samsung, and Sony have shown off headsets that immerse you in a virtual world, and Facebook’s Oculus — credited with kickstarting the latest craze — has been selling a version to developers for some time now.
But most people have never tried or even seen a VR headset, much less been able to buy one.
That’s going to change, fast. Business Insider Intelligence expects VR to be the next big thing in gaming, with 26.5 million units sold in 2020. That would give it a compound annual growth rate of nearly 100% — in other words, sales, on average, will double every year for the next five. So get ready to be immersed.