Not long ago, I was discussing with a well-respected and successful Internet entrepreneur and thinker. His list of credentials exceeds just about anyone’s on the topic. We got to talking about the reality of innovation and adaptation online. We discussed mobile internet use, 4-G technologies, iPhones, touchpads, real-time GPS data, social networks and even e-commerce.
It was a brilliant conversation and well, it’s too bad you could not have been there, however in the future you might be able to tune into such dialogues where ever they may be held on your video iPhone conferences ap. So, think on that while I summarize what we discussed here.
The internet entrepreneur stated that we will soon have; “real-time E-Commerce as in (Have the coke you’re looking at in your hand in less than 30 minutes) Distribution Centers that can support this.
Indeed, I agree. Web Van was too early and ill-conceived, but I could have made it work without blowing a billion dollars in VC money. If Tom Monahan, a Catholic, could figure out a pizza in 30-minutes or less, yes, I believe you are right, why not? My city is very service oriented, I am certain you could order a six pack and it would be here in 30-minutes now. And soon you’ll be able to order it the park while you walk your dog with your Google Phone.
Of course the problem too is hackers, whether they are disruptive Chinese Patriotic Hackers, cyber thieves, or even cyber-warfare folks sponsored by a rogue nation-state somewhere in the world. Our internet entrepreneur stated: “Cyber warfare, the ability to work for an Indian company from Buffalo via a Wi-Fi network and if humankind is not careful, the worse form of debilitating singularity the feeble minds of billions can posses. I love the Internet.”
Well, I see many things happening already as a writer, but I am sure you see similar issues as the price point gets lowered due to bidding online, and an abundance of new English Speaking authors entering the fray. Eventually I think we will find AI writing fiction and non-fiction, the game is really getting interesting. AI cyber warfare bots signing up as friends on social networks, and using social engineering to gain information, thus, access too.
The entrepreneur of advanced internet technologies noted that innovation in corporations has become a corporate buzz-word with bullet points, not the revolutionary force needed to compete in the new paradigm of the interactive internet. He explained that if the rest of civilization was up to speed with the level of innovation online, we’d have sustainable transportation in the US and better land use and development, along with high speed rail too.
That is doable, I agreed, and it would be more efficient, so there is a good chance for it – sometime in the future. All that’s needed is a visionary entrepreneur to bring that to America on a large scale, since it is already happening in many places on a small scale, then duplicated, and copied. I can see that concept taking off and I asked; have you put pen to paper with a plan?
Efficiency in a civilization helps us do all we do better, why not merge the internet to solve real problems in the real world; I mean think about Overstock [dot] com and their model, or all the non-profits gathering up end of the day Starbucks unsold items, or food co-ops etc, and that happens every day in the US on a small scale, in many other countries, it’s just a necessity, they cannot afford to waste anything if there are people starving.