Aug 8

Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

The Future Belongs to Data

The audio from the keynote I gave at the MySQL User Conference just went up on IT Conversations. As Doug Kaye summarized the talk:

We are moving into a new world where everything is interconnected, where the Internet is the platform and where software is a service. Welcome to the new paradigm that is Web 2.0. Tim O'Reilly uses the MySQL User Conference to present another verse of his popular O'Reilly's Radar talk. Find out what the alpha geeks have been up to and why the future belongs to data.
In addition, the audio interviews done at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention by Inside Mac Radio also just went up. (I've got a five or ten minute interview somewhere in this piece.)

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  Savanna [08.09.05 01:05 PM]

i *definitely* agree with that. =)

all those futuristic sci-fi books about a huge interconnected data net is sorta slowly becoming reality.

what i think would be *really* since we already have xml/rss/atom stuff with trackback features on blogs and the like for communication, to see when we get that with audio/video at some point. podcasting is of course picking up and stuff, and vlogging too is starting to become 'popular', but it's still a 'static' medium whereas text is now a dynamic medium.

i wonder how long that will take?

that would be *really* interactive. could you imagine a wikipedia/blog thing where you can comment via video/audio/text on video/audio/text files and it all flows seamlessly?

i guess that would be 'web 3.0' or maybe even 'web 4.0' =)

  Ross Stapleton-Gray [08.13.05 10:32 PM]

But what do you suppose it is we'll be *doing* at those rates/fidelity?

I recall hearing Pavel Curtis relating some findings (from PARC, I believe), re two individuals assembling a bicycle, one in a room with the parts, and another in a room with the instructions. IIRC, he'd said there were two big knees in the curve of ability: the first when there was simplex text (so the guy with the instructions could relate them along), and the other with interactive audio... video wasn't a dramatic improvement.

But how will my kids (now 7 and 4) see the world differently because of technology, when they're older? Is it because they'll readily find any and every person sharing a common interest, when they choose to pursue it, or because they'll never want for detailed facts on a given item or situation? What? While the technologists are mashing media, could we speculate on what this all might enable?

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