Happy 2010! As the new year begins, a decent realization is that the cell phone has become the point mass for a lot of activities. Surfing is mobile, possibly until it hits a google wave. We have weathered web2.0 and skyrocketing social networks. Our memories in words and videos are uploaded to social media. The device is a workspace and dashboard. It is also a purchasing portal that can read a credit card or act as one, or broker bartering. It may try the sanity of the state which is working out its own glitches and gotchas concerning validation and authentication previously handled by mail, phone or visit. Expect other levels of management and administration to soon follow which may lead to better data visibility and accountability extending not only to the future, but also to the revealed past. What do we know and when will we know it? Reality now includes augmentation, automation and games. The scale of participants is passing another tipping point. If one can’t already detect observers from the data, can change something arbitrarily and listen for who screams. Or we learn to rapidly reorganize without models when perspective is the point. Enterprises are about to morph from email entanglement to semantic manufacturing. It is expected that ecommerce will get a boost from the cloud matrix and stimulate startups.
A lot of things are still unrealized for many including feedback, proxy, answers, alerts, avatars, agents, resources, reinforcements, data sources, or sensors. Might be nice to get fees or a retainer for appliance-based ads or commissions for pro portals. It becomes a challenge as to how to get expertise when lacking the internet. Economic caution is warranted to avoid indentured servitude where rental replaces any ownership, and leaders are summarily sentenced for large-scale liabilities. If science funding has to revert to some form of crowdsource, marketing is a competitor of education. Perhaps there will be realtime translation of technical terminology or automatically generated news video tabloids. What are the requirements, opportunities, spending, competition, standards and best fit? Save that scheme or algorithm for implementation as a service or filter since somebody will probably need it.