Video “On the Brink”. 20-minute piece on the future in a networked world. Talks with some people who made things happen in the last 15 years as well as some at the forefront now.
One interesting inclusion was CCP Games in Iceland and Eve Online. They don’t get a lot of airtime, but it was definitely smart to include <opinion>one of the smartest, most advanced MMO</opinion> in existence… The marketing director of CCP was talking about how games will become more prevalent (and yes, giving the verbal nod that it was in her company’s best interests for this to be true) as people’s lives become that much more mundane. Another solution, of course, is take your new mobile freedom and live a little ;-)
Great point though — many kids are growing up now with the world accessible to them via a small tablet in their hands. They can watch any movie they want (assuming someone has ripped it and posted it), find any text they want, research, talk. We can talk to our heroes in real-time.