Archive October 2010
In today’s segment we take a musical journey online to look at the Johnny Cash Project a collaborative online film clip in which 100,000’s of people have contributed one sketch each to form an incredible montage of images to accompany the singers last recorded song – aint no grave (click on the clip above to take a look).
6PR’s Ted Bull and I also work our way through music downloading, the right way, different music download models and take a look at this years YouTube orchestra competition where the winners get to be part of the global YouTube orchestra and play at the Sydney Opera House.
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Take a dash of the real world and add a pinch of make-believe and hey presto you have a brand new synthetic world. That’s the kick off point for this weeks on air discussion on real and augmented worlds.
Phil and Bev of Radio ABC’s Today program and I work our way through the why, what and how of this brave new online world where we add to our existing physical world digital possibilities that gives us real-time real world information wherever we are, or an alternate world in which to live our cyber lives, buy online, study for post-graduate courses, meet others, travel to exotic destinations or even rid ourselves of phobias and ailments.
We even get into the ethics and morality of these worlds as we laugh and chat our way through another FutureTech segment.
Too much for one segment, that’s why this week Ted and I pick up from last week’s conversation and talk about some very different online shopping alternatives that allow you to buy in groups, buy from America, comparison shop and lot’s more and all available 24 hours a day 7 days a week – for a list of the sites we discuss see the previous weeks podcast notes.
We also covered the tech news of the week including Google’s alliance with Facebook and Skype and the new Microsoft Mobile phone.
All in all another great, busy and funny segment as I chat to Ted from the Gold Coast about what’s new and ahead.
For in between news from the future join me on Twitter or be sure to listen live each Sunday afternoon to 6PR.
Here are some of the sites we mentioned:
American comparison websites:
These are some of the 100,000’s of shopping websites, add yours to the list and let’s share them around.
My constant message is that FaceBook and all social media are opt in and a conscious deliberate choice you make. You’re only in it if you want to be and the other big caveat is never to say anything online that you wouldn’t shout out at your local market.
Having said that, Social Media and FaceBook are just the newest form of communication on steroids.
It is the modern day version of the radio, the fax machine, the mobile phone. Each and every one of them was considered evil in its day and despite them being invented and supported by the devil we have survived and thrived using them.