Archive May 2009
Google announced the next big thing this morning – Wave – a new service that blends e-mail, instant messaging, online forums, and wikis into one all encompassing grand messaging service, due for realease late 2009..
In Google Wave you create a wave and add people to it. Everyone on your wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets, and even feeds from other sources on the web. They can insert a reply or edit the wave directly. It’s real time rich-text editing, where you see on your screen nearly instantly what your fellow collaborators are typing in your wave.
Google Wave is just as well suited for quick messages as for persistent content — it allows for both collaboration and communication. You can also use “playback” to rewind the wave and see how it evolved.
Here’s the official launch keynote, so go get a cup of coffee and sit back and see what may be the next killer app:
Alan Brough and Morris Miselowski catch up again, this time to chat about FINA newly banned new high-tech swimsuits. Morris gave Alan some ideas about how the new suits work and why there might be problems in the future, as well as getting on to self cleaning windows and aeroplanes, nanotechnology, clothes that work your muscles and warm your body and more… listen in to this live recording from 24 May 2009.
On my return visit to SELLEN (South East Local Learning & Employment Network) I discussed what I see ahead for business over the next 5 -10 years and got to overview the social media phenomenon, what it is, how to make sense of it, how to “do it”, how to make money out of it and how others are doing it.
Sit back and listen to this live unedited 1 hour 22 minute presentation and question time (the audio file below takes about 1 minute to load up before it starts – so it’s not you, it’s the computer – but as they say all good things come to he (or she) who waits).
Interestingly the retirement age is increased from 2023 to 67, given that we will have 4 million people aged over 65 in Australia by then, rising to 5.5 million over the age of 65 by 2050 we have to start to address this issue today.
I have often spoken about the reality that we are all destined to live and work longer and the government has now finally sanctioned it. This will mean huge changes in our society, workforce, health sector and more, are we ready? – nope, but perhaps this wake up call we need to start the debate.
I though it also strange that the Australia Tax Office is getting $70.9 million to ensure we cough up our dues, and $100.1 million to help us if we can’t – does this seem like tautology.
The innovation and education spending are welcomed, but I’m one of those saying give me more and give me details.
Also loved the bit about us coming out of the recession in about 2 years with 4.5% growth and then followed by 10 years of solid growth – I’m the eternal optimist, but if we’ve learnt anything from the past it’s that the economic cycle of boom and bust (yes I know that’s a crude way of describing it) doesn’t last 10 years.
Anyway the rest of my thoughts are in this post budget review ABC radio interview…
He’s actually not a crystal ball gazer, but a man who predicts what companies and countries need to do to become more relevant in the future. Here he gives the Breakfast Club his ideas for what should be in the Australian budget tonight. – Phil Kafcaloudes, Host of ABC Radio’s The Breakfast Club.
I don’t know what got into me in this interview, but before I knew it I was up on my soap box tearing into the Australian education system and lack of government innovation – anyway let me know how you feel?
Imagine your house catering to all of your whims. It knows what you want and how you want it and the mere thought floating around in your mind triggers it to do your bidding. Well dream no more, it could become a reality sooner than you think.