The slides are just a framework to contain some really interesting videos others have commissioned, and to see them in a sequence aligned with the biggest themes of the technology-enabled future:
- Everything-as-a-service. Recent problems with major cloud deployments (including Blogger, which hosts this site) are not death knells, but speed bumps. Cloud computing is the catchphrase upon which a lot of the services-based discussion hangs right now, but it's only one aspect of a bigger change.
- Application stores and proprietary products notwithstanding, stateless devices are a huge enabler for service delivery everywhere. Google's Chromebook is the first major commercial expression of this idea.
- Personalization of community, of business technology, of tech-enabled lives finds its voice from the interactions of users, when the ideas they create and share extend the value-from-users Web 2.0 concept.