The Future is Terrifying and I Can Hardly Wait For It

Andy Ihnatko (16.Nov.2017 at 17:45, 45 min)
Keynote at php[world] 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

The world of ones and zeroes made much more sense five years ago. There were clear winners, and there were runners-up who were pivoting towards a “let’s cut apart the heating system and look for copper pipes” sort of business model. We relied on old but reliable technologies and standards as we fashioned shaky but exciting new ones. Communications had the instinctive and irrefutable clarity of a right-parenthesis preceded by a colon. We were totally ignorant of our wristwatches’ battery level. But today it’s hard to imagine a single sector of technology that can’t potentially be reinvented in just eight fiscal quarters or even a corporate powerhouse that couldn’t get itself into trouble in the same span of time. It’s not a time of chaos; it’s a time of change when anything is possible and anybody can reinvent themselves.

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Rating: 5 of 5

17.Nov.2017 at 10:11 by Ryan Howe (34 comments) via joind.in Android app

Really enjoyed the presentation! Hope to run into you again!

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Nov.2017 at 17:59 by Alex Weissman (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very entertaining. Contrary to what Andy suggested, I would have a _lot_ to argue about with the Wordpress Pope.

Rating: 4 of 5

17.Nov.2017 at 18:09 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Entertaining keynote to finish off the conference. Andy kept the audience interested and had good humor. Talk went a bit long but content was good. I liked the forecasts for the tech giants and relating that to trends.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Nov.2017 at 11:45 by Trenton Bollinger (16 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really great talk -- not at all what I'd expected from the title, but it was entertaining, witty and insightful.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Nov.2017 at 14:13 by Steve Grunwell (135 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very entertaining and insightful talk, though it's unfortunate that he used an Al Franken anecdote less than 24 hours after the Leeann Tweeden story broke.

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