This time from: @JAZZSTEPPA: #wiig "Is the future really going to be as terrible as mainstream media is telling us it is going to be?" and from @frankspencer: RT @brendacooper: #wiig to @glenhiemstra and @gerdleonhard What future form of world governance might be more successful than today's? and from @T0mRowlands: @gleonhard, #wiig -> Which European regions/cities do you expect to become (or remain) core digital media clusters ?
We (Futurist Glen Hiemstra and Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard) recently started a brand-new project entitled Where Is It Going (WiiG). The concept is simple: we are taking questions from anyone, via Twitter, on any future-related topic, and we will record 5-8 minute long videos of Glen and myself attempting to answer as many questions as we can, on a weekly basis. We will also add a few other futurists from our network once we have solved a few technical issues. We have also started discussions ...
Do we need to think of cars as social utilities? What will change people's habits about using public transportation vs using your own car? How is the economic crisis effecting people's decisions as far as the car is concerned? What about electric cars, and self-driving vehicles? Futurists Glen Hiemstra and Gerd Leonhard debate.
Futurists Gerd Leonhard and Glen Hiemstra talk about what's happening with all the newspapers that are either shutting down or switching to digital formats, addressing issues such as where the value of news content is, advertising trends, reading and consumption habit changes, and the impact of the current economic crisis.
Gerd thinks the recession is deeper - Glen thinks it'll recover quicker! More at www.futurist.com and www.mediafuturist.com
Futurist Glen Hiemstra and Gerd Leonhard talk about Behavioral Targeting, privacy, the future of advertising and Google's recent announcements in this context. More details at www.futurist.com and www.mediafuturist.com