In September 2008 there will an interesting conference focusing on IPTV, Corporate TV and WebTV. The speakers of the “Audiovisual Media Days 2008″ will present current case studies and key insights.
There will be speakers from Google, Deutsche Post, Hypovereinsbank, Bernd Kolb and many more….
I will be talking about “The Future of Audiovisual Media”.
The AMD’08 will be September 24th / 25th in Munich, Germany.
For more information about AMD’08 you can visit the Website at http://amd-conferenc.com
Boston Dynamics just released a new video of the Big Dog on ice and snow, and also demoing its walking gait.
See the Video of the “Robo-Dog”?
Today Al Gore was presenting his goals on “clean energy” in Washington D.C.
He is challenging USA to shift the production of every kilowatt of electricity to alternative energy like wind or sun within the next 10 years.
Rising fuel costs, climate change and the national security threats posed by U.S. dependence on foreign oil are conspiring to create “a new political environment” that Gore said will sustain bold and expensive steps to wean the nation off fossil fuels.
“I have never seen an opportunity for the country like the one that’s emerging now,” Gore told The Associated Press in an interview previewing a speech on global warming he was to deliver Thursday in Washington.
Gore said he fully understands the magnitude of the challenge.
The Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan group that he chairs, estimates the cost of transforming the nation to so-called clean electricity sources at $1.5 trillion to $3 trillion over 30 years in public and private money. But he says it would cost about as much to build ozone-killing coal plants to satisfy current demand.
“This is an investment that will pay itself back many times over,” Gore said. “It’s an expensive investment but not compared to the rising cost of continuing to invest in fossil fuels.”
What do you think about shopping like this?
While I was riding with my bike to work a “Google Camera-Car” passed me. Google is preparing to launch the “Google Street View” in Germany soon and is capturing german cities right now.
I am looking forward to see me on Google Maps
First Examples for Street View in Germany are already online: Google Releases Street View for Tour de France in Google Earth/Maps.
Google launches a 3D Online Virtual World called Lively.
After many rumors, it is now public. Google starts with a Massive-Multiplayer-Online World and targets the users and audience of Second Live.
A great feature is the ability to produce, publish and even sell virtual products on Lively. This might even give companies the opportunity to offer their real products, as virtual products, too. After our projects in Second Life for Deutsche Bank and Axel-Springer, we might do some Lively projects soon.
In its latest quest to expand beyond its main mission of organizing the world’s information, Search engine leader Google is entering into the virtual world business Tuesday with the introduction of “Lively,” a product that lets users create highly personalized 3-D virtual rooms on the web.
“The internet is the first thing humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had”,
Eric Schmidt, CEO Google
A research team developed a prototype of a LED display within a contact lense. This will turn your lenses into a personal display to see clear pictures, text or any digital content.
Just amazing, what could be possible with this device.
Augmented Reality is not far away….
Read more on “The Guardian”.
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.