February 7-8, 2000 in San Diego, CA
• Evolution of time/space
and time/value relationships
• Characteristics of time-based advantage
• Always "on"
• Connected time vs. unconnected time
• Youth time
• Synchronous vs. asynchronous work
• Cheating latency
• Time paradoxes
• Representing time
is increasingly asynchronous.
Most of us spend time on "real
time" because we have
no other easy means. Phone
tag is often something that
could have been avoided with
message passing off-line.
In the future, real time
voice communication will
decrease, and circuits will
give way to packets, everywhere.
patterns will become more
asynchronous too. Lockstep
obedience of large chunks
of the population who commute,
vacation and watch TV at
the same time, will be
replaced by a temporally more plural
world. Countries and regions
that arbitrarily restrict
hours of operation and
work will just not be competitive.
It is a 7 x 24 world.
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Peter Aiken, Research Director,
Information Systems Research Institute, Virginia Commonwealth
Study and Discussion: From T+3 to T+1"
Stewart Brand, Author, The
Clock of the Long Now and The Whole Earth Catalog: "The
World's Slowest Computer"
Jeremiah Chechik, Co-Founder,
Intertainer and Jim Griffin, former CTO of Geffen Records
and Founder, Cherry Lane
Digital "Celestial Jukeboksi - From the Heart,
Aimed at the Head"
Michele Covell, Member of
the Research Staff, Interval Research Corporation: "Removing
Temporal Tyranny From Audio and Video
Scott Fertig, CEO, Mirror
Worlds Technologies: "Crystallizing
Experience to Simplify Your Life"
Michael Furdyk, 17 year-old
Co-founder, Buybuddy.com and MyDesktop.com and Jennifer
Corriero, 19 year-old
Co-founder TakingITGlobal: "The Time is Now"
Carlo Giordanetti, Chief
Designer, Swatch and Andrea Caputo, Head of Internet
Projects, Swatch: "Time
James Gleick, Author, Faster:
The Acceleration of Just About Everything: "Faster"
Jim Griffin, Founder, Cherry Lane Digital
Polly LaBarre, Senior Editor,
Fast Company: "Working
Time and Winning in the New Economy"
Doug Lenat, President and
CEO, Cycorp: "Machine
Representation of Time and Temporal Relationships"
Nicholas Negroponte, Director,
Media Lab and Professor, Media Technology, MIT: "Being
David Reed, former Chief
Scientist, Lotus Development: "Cheating
Latency - Bandwidth and MIPS Are Not Enough"
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