Refreshing point of view on changing the education paradigm by Sir Ken Robinson. We are being educated under a system that was designed for a previous era.
Roger McNamee already observed Googles tough position, quite some time ago!
Roger McNamee’s keynote on Google’s strategy and opportunities in the tech world
5 reasons why Google is increasingly put under a strategically difficult position
Google declared war to Apple with its firs launch of the Android mobile platform, and ever since, Steve Jobs declared they were going to go “thermonuclear” on them. Will we be seeing less and less Google products ont he iOS devices?
Hardware manufacturers are facing similar challenges as the car industry. During the automotive boom car manufacturers competed on improving their vehicles’ performance. Today they compete on making them fuel efficient.
A similar phenomenon is happening to the IT industry, where focus is put on to lessen energy consumption instead of making faster chips. Partly due to this we have even seen a drop in, for example, processor clock speeds.
Ok, this may be slightly exaggerated, but it does transmit a fact. Internet Explore hurt web development.
Those who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it
In 2007 Apple invents the multi-touch interface, turns out to be an insane success. BlackBerry decides not to adopt the new user interface and is left way behind. They are arguably in an even worse strategic position than Nokia.
In 2011 Apple releases a voice-command interface, turns out to be insanely popular. Google may be in a very uncomfortable position right now, should they opt not to follow Apple once again…
Augmented reality, taking a leap-step ahead.
Up until now, augmented reality consisted of mapping objects onto a predefined space and had little interaction capacity, such as by way of touch on a mobile device, for example. Now its possible to build the 3D space and interact with virtual objects by way of gestures. This is truly something!