Friday, 18 April 2008
London Futures Symposium
Well I finally arrived at the London Futures Symposium, despite the efforts of our national rail services ... to hear a really good presentation by David Birch (of Consult Hyperion) who talked about the future of money. He noted that to pay with your mobile phone in a place like Zimbabwe at present could be very attractive if the currency is mobile minutes rather than Zimbabwean dollars! As Near Field Comms (NFC) gradually becomes standard in our mobile phones in the next few years, the pieces will be in place to pay as you go literally! Other presentations I listened to were about the future of the State, and also the future of work and management - both topics I will re-visit in this blog at different points ... being impacted significantly by the future of the Internet and new gadgets and devices.