"Remix" the future at the 2005 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.
'ETech', the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, brings together the hackers and lead users that futurists observe and consult, the conference puts ideas up for debate, allowing all participants to draw their own conclusions about-and perhaps take a hand in-the shape of the future.
The theme for ETech 2005 is "Remix,' illustrating how technological components expand, contract, and recombine re·com·bine
To undergo or cause genetic recombination; form new combinations. , encompassing new nexus points of iterative hacking and large ideas that have a way of transforming technology. Some of the faint signals, deeper trends, and current topics for the conference include:
* The phone as a platform, moving beyond mere voice to smart mobile sensor
* Geolocation, providing a sense of "there' and facilitating the formation of groups with feet in both the virtual and physical worlds
* Peer-to-peer, as it relates to the networked mobile devices in our pockets
* Web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. , now that the B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.
B2B - business to business EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) The electronic communication of business transactions, such as orders, confirmations and invoices, between organizations. Third parties provide EDI services that enable organizations with different equipment to connect. replacement has given way to recombinant data services and syndicated e-commerce
* Hardware, examining what happens when geeks with screwdrivers "let the magic out' of their computers, game consoles, and other amrted gadgets
* Social software, such as weblogs, wikis See wiki. , social networking See social networking site.
social networking - social network , and wireless data networks
* Emerging topics, the not- yet- ready- for-primetime ideas and inventions
* Business models-what projects and people are likely to become crucial to the future of internet computing? What alpha geeks do today can radically alter the future of technology for everyone else tomorrow, and transmitting the knowledge of these innovators to a wider audience is one way of getting important-and ftm-products and services into our hands sooner rather than later. The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference frames the ideas, projects, and technologies that the alpha geeks are thinking about, hacking on, and inventing right now into a coherent picture from which to extrapolate extrapolate - extrapolation and upon which to start building.