September 4, 2004

Goin' to California

I will be attending the Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change's annual Accelerating Change conference from Nov. 5-7, 2004 at Stanford University in Palo Alto CA.

I will be covering the conference for Betterhumans and I will be blogging the event right here at Sentient Developments in as close to real time as possible.

This year's conference is titled "Physical Space, Virtual Space, and Interface," and topics within each theme that are likely to be discussed at Stanford this year include:

Physical Space (Tangible Things and Networks)

Connectivity/Internet/Network Immunity/Security
GPS/Location-Based Services/RFID/Sensing/Telematics
Handhelds/Wearable and Portable Computing/Transparency
IT Outsourcing/Offshoring/Globalization
Robotics/AI/Automation/Instant Manufacturing
Wireless/Cellular/Software Defined Radio

Virtual Space (Simulations and Virtual Life)

Avatars/Artificial Life
CGI/Visual FX
Gaming/MMORPGs/Virtual Training/Edutainment
GIS/World Mapping/Augmented Reality
Persistent Worlds/Virtual Economies
Web Services/User-Created Content

Interface (Data, Management Systems, and Convergence)

Databases/Data Mining/Storage/Knowledge Management
Enterprise Software/CRM/Digital Nervous Systems
Micropayments/DRM/Video On Demand
Search/NLP/LUI/Semantic Web
Social Software/Groupware
Persuasive Computing/User Modeling/Prosody/Personality Capture
Investing for Accelerating Change/Social Challenges

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