Last night conference with Joel de Rosnay, on the future of the internet with its social and economic impact., in Paris at "La Cité des Sciences ".
Among the topics he talked about were : 3D printing . Media Lab . The New architecture of the Internet with the web.2.0 (flickr,youtube etc) - 3.0 (sementic) and 4.0 (World wide Sensor Network/ Rfi. ). The Long Tail etc... ( Podcast of the conference.)
It was very ,Very interesting and he is a great orator. I had a small chat at the end with him. And like few other people like him, i met recently. His advice was kind of the same. you should go for "it". Why not creat a start up. Or as Esther Dyson told me...just go for it, do something...and you' ll see where to go next... So we 'll see what' s happen, over the next few weeks, months. But i guess that' s one the reason, why i realy like meeting them. For inspiration and the pleasure of discovering, sharing and learning.
About the Internet Map his is showing. Have a look at Steve Jurvetson 's Internet Splat Map , for more detail.
For those of you who would be interested. He is giving a new conference, next Wednesday (28May) on : La civilisation du numérique : contrôle et responsabilisation
And if some of you are in Paris Sunday night. " La cité des sciences" invite you to follow live with all of us (free to public as always) , the landing of the Mars PhoeniX Mission.
Programme of the event See you there ; )
"Joël de Rosnay is a French molecular biologist, science wrtier, futurist. PHD and Former research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of biology and computer graphics, he was successively science attaché to the French Embassy in the United States, and Scientific Director of European Enterprises Development Company (a venture capital group) from 1971 to 1975. From 1975 to 1985 he was Director of Research Applications at l'Institut Pasteur (the Pasteur Institute in Paris). Until 2002, he was Director of Forecasting and Assessment at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, where he remains a special adviser.
He is presently President of Biotics International, a consulting company specialized in the impact of new technologies on industries. wiki "