What big ideas will matter most? What technologies and applications will enable to most disruptive changes? How can our communications and interactions have the most positive impact? Where are the best opportunities for inventors and entrepreneurs? What does it mean? Where are we headed next?
IdeasProject, a project of Nokia, brings together the most visionary and influential ‘big thinkers’ to contemplate exactly these questions, in a new kind of conversation platform aimed at uncovering not only the big ideas that matter most to the future of communications, but also the connections these disruptive ideas. The conversation contemplates what technologies, applications and themes will most change out culture and communications — and shows us the ideas, the people, and how their ideas are connected – sometimes in the most surprising ways.
This site makes the best and most insightful contributions and connections from thinkers across the digital world available. Over time, we plan to add more content and contributors, as well as build in more capabilities to enable a deeper level of participation site visitors.
People featured are Chris Anderson (editor, Wired Magazine), Yochai Benkler (professor, Harvard University), Ron Conway (special partner, Baseline Ventures), Peter Diamandis (chairman & CEO, XPRIZE Foundation), Esther Dyson (chairman, EDventure Holdings), Dewayne Hendricks (CEO, Tetherless), Carl Hewitt (associate professor, MIT), David Hornik (partner, August Capital), Ari Jaaksi (VP of Maemo software, Nokia), Loic Le Meur (CEO, Seesmic), Jerry Michalski (consultant, Sociate), Leonard Shustek (chairman, Computer History Museum), and Vernor Vinge (science fiction author).
You can also browse the site (which contains many links to external content)
- by theme: Business/Investing, Enabling Technologies, Deep Thoughts, New Applications, Impact, and Experience;
- by technology: Cloud Computing, DNA Sequencing, Entrepreneurial space initiatives, Global Brain, Internet Applications, Internet of Things, Localizers, Location-based services, Microprocessor Density, Mobile devices, Mobile video, Multi-core Microprocessors, Online Advertising, Page Rank, Smartdust, Social media, Storage Virtualization, and Wireless networks; and
- by idea: A world of connected objects; All applications will be social; An economy based on ‘free’; Cloud computing is disruptive technology; Evolving into space; Genetic information is extremely disruptive; Making computing location-independent; Moore’s Law; Sharing changes everything; Social production; Superhumanly intelligent critters; The Internet and the real world become the same place; We are inventing a global brain; and The Internet of things
(via Nokia Conversations)