Archive for February 22nd, 2008

We must live with our time. And must admit, at each step beyond, ask ourselves if in real, we don’t step back…Because technologies storms are really disruptions states for us. I was involved in two stunning days, at NetXplorateur Forum, with such interesting matters ; you’ll find here, the menu (!)…

Took place in Senat, Paris, high place for political topics in France, organized by HappeningCo, I made my two days, really, skip to spaces from others, meeting with personnalities from innovation, future, and digital world. A time warp, but things are already there in our daily lives, we just have to admit it. There’s no way anymore on “web consideration” ; web is all around us, it’s not just a tool anymore : it makes part of our lives.


Good initiative for France, not really known to be right advanced on web starts-up (!), and first edition of this event. 3 goals were revealed in fact :

  • stare and explore future possibilities
  • reveale skills and rising-up talents in world scale
  • help web-mutation in French corp

Can we call it, “French-Web Davos” ?

Introduced by senator Louis de Brossia, and with organization, with few words by Joel de Rosnay, awareness has been developped to these topics which are main goals for the future : private life and entry of social networking behaviors, effects of 3D developments in daily lives, “the mobile way”, consider the “chips” law enforcement to avoid big brother situations, open source behaviors, UGC, “web-syndicalism”, and so long.

I will try to describe a short report, with main speaches :

  • Softwares as innovation and social source ; case of Mozilla, with Mitchell Baker CEO ; in adding to UGC and worldwide participation to global and social causes, THE exemple of famous competitor of Microsoft reign
  • Worldwide e-democracy, with Psiphon price of Netxplorateur forum, software against censorship, open web to countries stroke by forbidding in access to web, reduicing digital fracture. I guess an amazing innovation, keeping back some hope to isolated people ; and genuine information, too…
  • Social objects and communication : 3D and digital objects, like Nabaztag (here with its creator)

if human can’t communicate anymore, objects will take place : it’s amazing how inertial things, can be animated by technologies ; things we thought useless, re-born in some other use face : such like first toons by Disney’s touch ; maybe the next generation will be human animated by things…think about that


  • Effects of social networking behaviors in corp, change of minds in human ressource jobs and approach, and arrival of generation M, young trouble in classical process ; very interesting how we don’t feel anything before it comes. We changed lots of behaviors, in daily simple things : communication, information, culture and social basics ; technology is an opportunity, not a goal, we must not forget the basics and why we do things before doing them. Sometimes progress is a deception in fact, always masked…

Posted by JP. Rangaswami, about Generation M and his research ; and it’s just the beginning…Excellent paper about how things do change, and fast. Darwin would probably lose his head…

followed by management of talents generation, start-up behaviors, how manage it, the fracture in France between USA, driven by Tariq Krim, CEO of Netvibes ; a former view, brillant demonstration with such simple facts ; he lived in these things, that’s different !

  • Facebook, privacy and so long : a never-end topic !

I guess it’s one of the most “touchy” affair of past year, and it’s not over in the way that, more we speak about it, more is developping fight and lost of trust towards such sites. We didn’t create “big brother” again, but we woke it up ; and it seems that we acclimatize most well to such state of things ; as usual, maybe progress is in devil form, hidden by angel face…

  • Web and syndicalism : strike on SL

Such a strange and followed by many IBM employees and driven by Davide Barillari (from IBM) and Christine Revkin (UNI), first experience in these fields…breathless !

Let’s be careful of the idea of “virtual employees” tomorrow, more easy to manage, with virtual wages ; we all, employees, can dream about virtual boss…

We had a good experience of Trade Union Congress, with John Wood, on about using such social network tools in syndicalism goals, and on the way how employees and syndicates, change in their relations

  • …Then UGC came : a great kick in the ass in producing contents ; intelligence has no goal to be rare ressource. It all makes sense, that we must in a global project, be one day, a contributor, even with something that we consider as minor stuff, to make innovation ; everybody has chance to be a craftman of tomorrow’s masterpieces, like cathedral’s makers centuries ago. But tools are not really the same ones. People has, like no other periods, an endless envy of being consulted, of giving advice, of being an actor of changes. And all these circles of exchange, rise up the final result and global bid. It’s like earth had an invisible mouth, to provide, in one voice, future goals of destiny. Everybody has today its own purpose ; and worth something to other’s ears and eyes…
  • Face to cyber-criminality : oh, don’t excite anything that doesn’t need to ; there so much ways to be spied today, not to add a panic wave ; and think that criminals too, are equiped, well even much…; we can sleep quiet, until the next kind of crimes, they are already exist in virtual worlds…
  • M is fashion letter,  today : multi-media, mobile, multi-task : everytime connectivity, mobility ; are they cause to change, or consequences of our changes in lifestyle ?
  • France, such beautiful place, ready or not for the big jump of digital innovation ; social exchanges, economics and cultural values, to make sense and real place in France. Many corps, politics, people are driven to fast ajustement…or die ?

In France’s history, we can follow and manipulate technologies ; the question is when, and a time-to-market subject, where French people must live in its century, and move faster to precede next futures goals. Great start-up, always come from USA, still a fact. Not really intellect matters, financial or ideas. But other just like goodwill, invisible ability to make the things possible, real ; in many fields, it’s like that. “Change for drive, not to follow”

And as a conclusion, “tomorrow, all Netxplorateurs ?” ; I guess with such events like that, it could help to ; it could make it possible ; and give the flame to want to, give a light to one who doesn’t have…

Want to give a light ? don’t hesitate, comment…

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