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  • OverviewTechForum 2004: Looking at Dead & Emerging Technologies Darlene Fichterhttp://library.usask.ca/~fichter/Data Library Coordinator, U of S Library

    Dead and emerging technologiesFear & technologyFuturistsSome DeadSome Emerging

    William Gibsons Observationthe future is already here,its just unevenly distributed

    What do the futurists say?George GilderChairman of Great Barrington, Mass.-based Gilder Publishing, is also a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute Ray Kurzweil Inventor of, among other things, music synthesizers and a reading machine for the blindJaron LanierComputer scientist, artist and virtual reality pioneer (he coined the term virtual reality)

    Darwin Magazine, May 2002

    George GilderWhat's the most dangerous part of the car?The nut behind the wheel

    Ray KurzweilNot willing to label anything, but Biotechnology and nanotechnology are exponentially more powerful than any technology of the pastNanotechnology -- the creation of tiny, intelligent self-replicating devices Millipede Chip - A way of storing a terabit of data on a chip no bigger than a postage stamp has been developed by IBM.

    Jaron Lanier20th century, one-way mass media, such as radio and TV, because it can incite mass violence21st century, smart mobs?Integration of IT and biotechnology

    Transplant?Chip designed to replace the hippocampus - part of the brain used to store memoriesCyborg Cybrary


    The sky is falling! The sky is falling!How do you know that the sky is falling, Chicken Little?" asked Henny Penny

    "I saw it with my eyes, I heard it with my ears, and a bit of it fell on my head," said Chicken Little

    The Internet is dead! Its everywhereSpamVirusesAny RSS fans out there?Any email users with Eudora, or antiquarian email programs?

    Natures answerBiodiversityThink about it

    What do I think is waning?

    Laptops are for weight lifters


    Library cards

    One exceptionMichael Sauers


    What do I think is waxing?

    Links rule, social softwareFear of links? 1999While professional journalists turn up their noses, weblog pioneers invent a new, personal way to organize the Web's chaos.www.salon.com/tech/col/rose/1999/05/28/weblogs/

    Broadband home: armchair revolutionUltimate jukebox has every song ever recordedmove ever madegame ever created? Every book Infinite televisionEarly adopters: 12,500 songs,125 hours of video (300 gigabytes) on tapwww.wired.com/wired/archive/12.01/wiredhome_1.html

    Broadband library?Digital library for the have notsOr full circle?Institutions of learningMedia literacyTrusted advisors

    Bugs = Scarry?Richard ScarryTaught us to love technology, tools and trucks

    Fear of technology Did you know that the Stimulus-Response conditioning can be reversed? Human Interface Technology HIT LabTechnology reducing fear?


    Thank you

    www.webpan.com/msauers/libdir/cards/www.webpan.com/msauers/libdir/cards/www.salon.com/tech/col/rose/1999/05/28/weblogs/ http://www.hitl.washington.edu/projects/exposure/