Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nick Bilton Day Two Keynote “I live in the future” #astdtk13

These are my liveblogged notes from the day two keynote with @nickbolton. I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Apologies for typos and incoherence.

New York Times, columnist
Author of: I live in the future and here’s how it works

All our devices are increasingly becoming connected.  3 SCREENS: phone, computer, tv screens.

Sensors as reporters – sensors in your phones – can they be used as resporters?

Technology to watch:
Wearable computers and sensors
3D printing
Mobile Banking (Venmo – bank payments via SMS)
Flexible devices (that bend and flex)—think Paper 2.0

All of these things are brought together by social media

It’s a generation that wants to CREATE. Everyone’s become a storyteller. We post updates and pictures, and links, and deals.

People are developing a CONVERSATION.

People in business have to be a part of this conversation.

Social media breaks the news to us in real time. (He shares a very cool visual heat map that shows how people accessed the NYTimes on the day Michael Jackson died.)

The hyperpersonalization of EVERYTHING.

Your job has changed.
Gadgets on planes –Nick did research on whether or not devices really disrupt airplane communications. He wrote a bunch of stories on the FAA – and part of his job is to post on social media networks.

Social media is the new printing press. It’s the way we share stories with each other.

Asked neuroscientists – can we multi task or can’t we? The ability to engage in two tasks at the same time depends entirely on what the tasks are. You can watch a game on TV and watch the Tweet stream about the game. But driving and texting = no.

Brodmann’s Area 10 – the area of brain involved with multi-tasking

Fear of new technologies – “Technochondria”. We were afraid of trains, we were afraid of phones. Our brains adapt.  It’s not evolution. Instead our brains are built to adapt.

Research on video games – surgeons who play video games are better surgeons.

Epic Win (a game)– you create tasks you need to do with your friends. I need to do my laundry and so do you. Whoever does their laundry first gets more points.

To reach the next generation: speak in games, photography. They want to have a conversation. This generation wants to be part of a community.

We need to use Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus to communicate with our audience.

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