Digital Living #2 (A tweet)

A tweet is a better way to consume information, in comparison to a newspaper article, a magazine or a journal headline. Even a regular school paper can be thought as a “quick message” to fit the pipe of information for human consume. In the near future, society will share information in private circles based on technology tools available in their personal devices. Schools have to offer a digital environment for kids to learn, share and communicate, the same way companies must have web based communication tools supporting and leveraging activities. What about Facebook’s initiative, incorporating a tweeter like engine at their time line— I’d call stream line, — broadcasting information from friends, brands and events in a very cool interface (one of my favorites). An information dashboard.

Minimalism is a key to Tweeter success, and community driven skills add to its proposal, making of it the number one gateway for information consumption. A single stream line offering headlines from chosen sources, for specific interests, plus some news per region or interest, hot topics, some information about who to follow and something else.

But in a 17″+ screen there’s room for more. Of course there’s room for more, but the real audience here is the mobile interface screen users (5-6″). There’s no room for irrelevant information.

I really believe there is room for an internal application gathering all the information exchange, doing the filtering of information, driving activities and broadcasting to the right agents inside the corporations, turning short messages into project status updates, identifying the level of commitment and skill expected from everyone involved. We’re not talking about email. Email is part of this, but it is just unnecessary formality. Senior employees are going to have their internal profile — somehow linked to a social net like linkedin — where they will guide teams and evolve projects.

Information is an strategic asset that must find the correct mean to propagate and drive change.

In a single dashboard, called network operating system, one could summarize the information needed to make the decisions along a given day, considering your schedule and confronting with the others availability, showing status and enabling VOIP communication for calls and meetings –no telephone needed, — supported by the use of tools for collaborative work, able to identify good attitudes and behavior, the level of commitment and effort of team members, and giving the employees the sense of how they are perceived within the workplace.

Minimalism is the key and intelligence is the driver.

Algorithms are changing the the way humans process information; firstly because it can be used to improve availability, and because building this sort of intelligence is an stimulating act.

Computers are growing faster in number (quantity) and processing capacity (quality). But this capacity invite intelligence to the game — the quality trade off. Following that path, many small devices like smart phones or tablets are going to handle all the work capacity a human can handle, and this is going to make humanity wiser. In fact this technology explosion is making humanity wiser. In a few years smart phones are going to interact with voice command, and after this, appliances like your TV and the lights of your bedroom will do the same. Then your car is going to tell you things about its conditions as well as interpret your mood based on the tone of your voice. After a while cars are going to communicate with each other and interact with street signals and some other agents for security and convenience.

Algorithms are going to be used everywhere; in your contact lens, shoes, clothes, watch, office equipment, tools, blood and bones. The same hardware-software conceptualization of  the old times leveraged by the sciences of robotic, nanotechnology, quantum physics, medicine, education, laws, transportation and entertainment, not limited to this.

Artificial intelligence is going to be common ground when kids start flirting with it in the elementary.

It’ll be in your buying and purchasing experience, in the government (digital boarders is another theme for a blog), it rules the banking industry, will propel the new media and the art industry, it’ll change society for the better and forever.

Oh! How I love this digital revolution thing… 8-p



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