My mind is kind of blown right now. As you know chess icon Bobby Fischer died last week. As you might have known he was 64. And as you probably didn’t know, that is the same number of squares on a chessboard. Freaky. Somebody has a sick sense of humor.
Anyway, I came across this great article courtesy of JaffeJuice.com a bit ago. He caught it in the Sydney Morning Herald, and it has to deal with the top 10 emerging technologies that will ‘change your future’…and, in my opinion, potentially shape the direction of social marketing.
For your viewing enjoyment (and to save you some time if you can’t spare a second to click through):
1. The Chumby
5. Peer-to-Peer Lending
6. Mob Rules
7. Guerilla Wi-Fi
8. World Community Grid
10. One Laptop Per Child
I’m not sure all of these will have huge impacts, but they are interesting to look into. I’ve written about some (23andme) and participate in others (microblogging, i.e. Twitter). I like the idea of Guerilla Wi-Fi and am terrified of a World Community Grid. It’s a small world after all as One Laptop Per Child strives to put a computer in the hands of every child. (Forget food and healthcare – we need those kids on MySpace.)
Take a minute and check all of the details out when you have a chance, especially the number one entry (Chumby). It is different; I’m just not sure why it’s cool yet.
Check back tomorrow when I list the top ten technologies that will have little or no impact on your future, including Beta tapes and the Clapper.