Rethinking the Digital Future

Imagine a world lifestream. David Gerlenter, professor at Yale, otherwise known as oracle, predicts that in the future all of the world’s data will be consumed through a ‘lifestream’.

A particular goal is to create a lifestream which aggregates the most popular social network streams, and includes email and stuff like that. It will generate revenues the way Twitter and Facebook do—by getting huge numbers of users, beginning at the place we know, Yale University undergraduates, who love glitzy new software.

Read the full Washington Post interview. It’s an insightful foray into the future. I certainly do believe that we need a more elegant and useful way to organize our digital lives and these so-called lifestreams may be key to that. Facebook won’t be around forever.

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