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What comes next after social media?

Post by gflex1 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:29 pm

Before Fb, twitter and other platforms we have social services likes myspace and similar. What will come after fb...What could be a new social media 2.0 ?

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:55 pm

hopefully some new tech that will allow people to interact with other people on a much more personal level.

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Post by John connor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:31 am

Brain implant. Believe me. People will line up to have it done. That's how stupid people are. Get ready for the real viruses.

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Post by John connor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:32 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:55 pm
hopefully some new tech that will allow people to interact with other people on a much more personal level.

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How about a 2 meter ham radio on a repeater? Or perhaps Morse code over medium wave? :D

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Post by AmigoJack » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:01 am

Since VR technology seems have gained a mainstream level (both software and goggles) I guess some kind of Second Life might return for home use. But for people on the streets with their smartphones? No idea.

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Post by HiFiKabin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:42 am

Before you start wishing for Social Media 2.0, you MUST read the short story by Ray Bradbury "The Pedestrian"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pedestrian

https://archive.org/stream/PedestrianSh ... y_djvu.txt

Written in 1951 he foresaw the world of today and tomorrow so clearly

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Post by david63 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:59 am

I would also say "be careful what you wish for" - it might come true!

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Post by Mick » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 am

gflex1 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:29 pm
What could be a new social media 2.0 ?
Hopefully anti-social media 1.0 teaching kids how a computer works, how to program in three different languages including one low level language such as assembler and . . . 😴

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Re: What comes next after social media?

Post by david63 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:35 am

Mick wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:29 am
teaching kids how a computer works
... or even what a computer is.

Last year when we were in New Zealand there was an advert on the TV about iPads. There was a young lad playing with his iPad while a voice over was extolling the virtues of an iPad. The lad's mother shouts to him "Can you put that computer down" to which he responds "What's a computer?"

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Post by EA117 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:17 pm

david63 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:35 am
The lad's mother shouts to him "Can you put that computer down" to which he responds "What's a computer?"
Not to get us too far off-track, but they had a version of that commercial airing in the U.S. too, and there was also a hilarious parody of it.

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Post by John connor » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:16 am

EA117 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:17 pm
david63 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:35 am
The lad's mother shouts to him "Can you put that computer down" to which he responds "What's a computer?"
Not to get us too far off-track, but they had a version of that commercial airing in the U.S. too, and there was also a hilarious parody of it.
HAHAHA That's gold. :D

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Re: What comes next after social media?

Post by warmweer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:12 am

EA117 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:17 pm
..., and there was also a hilarious parody of it.
Made my day :lol:

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Re: What comes next after social media?

Post by potku » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 am

Priceless... :lol:

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Re: What comes next after social media?

Post by MontanaBighorn » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:36 pm

John connor wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:31 am
Brain implant. Believe me. People will line up to have it done. That's how stupid people are. Get ready for the real viruses.
I legitimately see this as the replacement for the hand held mobile phone. It will eventually evolve into a simple chip implanted in your head that allows you to visualize what you're doing in your head. And while we say now "I'd never let them put a chip in me!", remember that those same people ten years ago would never carry a device that allowed government to not only track them but also to see and hear them anytime they want to.

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Post by EA117 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:51 pm

Finally got to this month's Wired magazine's discussion of "welcome to mirror world", which makes a case for how what we consider "the Internet" in general today could be replaced by augmented reality, including the social aspect. That we will all eventually subscribe to being some kind of Glassholes™ (wearing AR glasses) interaction that we'll already need for work, and will extend into using "for everything else" too.

The most mind-boggling part for me is the sheer torrent of data that would need recorded and analyzed even out of "one person moving down one street", let alone "all the people moving through all the streets". Clearly Google and the other big data corporations are better at doing this today even for the current volume of data they have access to, but the hugely exponential scale this will have to occur on just implies so much storage, let alone the speedy analysis.

Which reminds me, the recent movie Anon (2018) I felt gave a fairly realistic impression of how much data would have to be behind the kind of world interaction they were presenting. e.g. Just "so much data, you'll be helpless when some of it is missing, or how to identify when small parts are changed." For what it's worth.

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