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Growing Up, Getting Serious

Growing Up, Getting Serious

A talk about the Web of the next ten years. About moving beyond the browser, and into everything around us. About new interfaces, no interfaces, realities virtual and augmented. And about taking responsibility for systems that provide life, and death.
Given at Render Conf, March 2017.

Peter Gasston

March 31, 2017

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