A new world is coming. It’s scary. Freaky. Over the freaky line, if you will. But it is coming. Investors like Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen are investing in it. Companies from Google to startups you’ve never heard of, like Wovyn or Highlight, are building it. With more than a couple of new ones already on the way that you’ll hear about over the next six months.
In less than seven years, social media has rewritten the rules. The Age of Conversation is just seven years old and already there are forces forming to bring in yet another new age. Shel Israel and Robert Scoble call it the Age of Context, the title of their new book.
Scoble and Israel will discuss the convergence of five technology forces, the combination of which are changing the world in ways we never imagined:
1. Proliferation of always-connected sensors.
2. New kinds of cloud-based databases.
3. New kinds of contextual software development kits (SDKs).
4. A maturing in social data that nearly everyone is participating in.
5. Wearable computers and sensors like the Nike FuelBand, FitBit, and soon, Google Glasses.
Scoble and Israel will explain why users will end up giving over their most private of information. You will store everything you do in life in this system and, to most, that is extremely scary. Yes, these systems can even tell when you are having sex and, worse of all, will know what brands you like and where your favorite gas station is. This future is coming and will sit on our smart phones and other devices we’ll wear.