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Where Next? Virtual Worlds and Technology Trends

Andy Piper
September 26, 2011

Where Next? Virtual Worlds and Technology Trends

Presentation given at ReLIVE11 at the Open University in Milton Keynes. Video at http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=1760&s=1&schedule=2238

Andy Piper

September 26, 2011
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  1. Where Next?
    From the Virtual and Philosophical
    to the Real and Practical
    Andy Piper
    @andypiper

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  2. Predicting the future is hard

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  3. 1987 - Star Trek TNG “PADD”

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  4. Hoverboards, flying cars,
    self-tying shoelaces 1989 (showing 2015)

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  5. - Remote health care
    - Real-time speech translation
    - 3D Internet
    - Nanotechnology applied to
    environmental problems
    - Mobile phones start to read
    our minds
    2006

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  6. A brief history from behind the firewall

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  7. IBM’s Global Innovation
    Outlook 2005 identified
    gaming skills as having
    value in management

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  8. Virtual Business Center May 2007

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  9. Virtual Collaboration for
    Lotus Sametime

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  10. Connecting with real
    systems

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  11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tipsfortravellers/3657960168/

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  12. Innov8 and CityOne serious games for learning

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  13. Innov8 and CityOne serious games for learning

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  14. Something changed

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  15. The Empty Room problem

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  16. The year of
    Augmented Reality 2009-2010

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  17. Virtual Center

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  18. We are the Outliers

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  19. Meanwhile, on the interwebs...

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  20. What we mean by social
    and virtual is being
    redefined

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  21. Our ability to create,
    connect and learn is
    changing

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  22. Education & Creation
    A new culture?

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  23. Trends to watch

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  24. We’re on a road to…
    somewhere? Gartner Hype Cycle, July 2011

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  25. Trend 1: 3D printing

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  26. Trend 2: Social TV/
    broadcast

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  27. Trend 3: Touch and
    Gesture

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  28. Trend 4: Big Data,
    Predictive Analytics, EDA

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  29. Trend 5: Identity

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  30. Final thoughts

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  31. Making the future real

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  32. 2011: Nike release
    “Air Mag” shoes LEGO version by
    Alex Jones / “Orion Pax”

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  33. Hover boards
    … nearly cracked it!

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  34. I’m done
    Thank you

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  35. Connect
    http://twitter.com/andypiper
    http://andypiper.co.uk
    http://slideshare.net/andypiper

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  36. Image credits
    • Signpost http://www.flickr.com/photos/16002150@N08/2006266695/
    • Social TV http://www.flickr.com/photos/rooreynolds/3570595297/
    • LEGO Nike Mag http://www.flickr.com/photos/orion_pax/6158500167/in/photostream/
    • Get Excited and Make Things http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbeltjones/
    3365682994/
    • Others author’s own, or royalty-free and CC-licensed works
    from sxu.hu and Wikimedia Commons

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