The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 Robert Hooker (an Information Technology professional living in London) is today's featured guest.

Topics: An explanation of Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0; how Google's failure at Web 2.0 is forcing the search giant to leapfrog from Web 1.0 straight into Web 3.0; the huge demand amongst businesses playing catchup,  as they scramble to get into Web 2.0; the rise of smart phones and the attraction of the iPad; new trends in England, Europe, China, India, Greece and Poland; why the European Union will not fall apart despite all the awful rumors about Greece; why increasing longevity within the developed nations may cause all of us to spend half our lives as old people, and some of the ways civilization will need to adjust itself to make that new reality livable.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the May 19, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 35 minutes]

Robert Hooker has a Bachelors degree in Cognitive Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a Masters degree in Sociology from the Open University in Britain. For most of the 1990s Robert worked first as a researcher in Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern University Institute for Learning Sciences (ILS) and then as Web Developer and Entrepreneur. While at the Institute for Learning Sciences he worked with Virtual Reality, web based video delivery, Internet learning and content indexing. Current he works for Fujitsu Services in the United Kingdom. He has lived in London for the last 10 years.

Direct download: TFAY_2010_5_19.mp3
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