Cheap sensors are transformative
Monitor Networks CEO Chris Meyer sees tremendous possibilities in the observation and data gathering capabilities of cheap sensors. The universal and consistent nature of the feedback that is possible on everything from micro behaviors to physical well being will allow companies and institutions to deepen their responsiveness to individual needs and allow for unprecedented levels of adaptation.
Metadata makes the Internet usable
Web strategist and visionary David Weinberger points to metadata as the truly extraordinary thing about the Internet. Metadata, the links and other data that are embedded within and around Internet content, is the phenomenon of that makes the Web possible. One of the profoundly disruptive aspects of the Internet is that links are non-hierarchical in nature, enabling individuals to share information in ways that upend the traditional dominance of corporations.